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Cities in an Era of Fragility

  • Voula P. Mega
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Abstract

Since the early years of the third millennium, the urban dwellers of planet Earth have outnumbered the rural ones. Forward-looking studies have highlighted the vital role of cities in the future world. This scene-setting chapter examines the world and urban dynamics and focuses on the European archipelago. It reviews, in a nutshell, 20 years of visions and actions for urban sustainability, a dynamic creative balance-seeking process, extending into all areas of local decision-making.

Keywords

Sustainable Development Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Develop Region European City Urban Dweller 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BrusselsBelgium

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