Sustainable cities of the futurePosted on February 2, 2021 (February 2, 2021) by Admin FuturarcYears202120202019201820172016FuturArc Webinar Series SurveyFAQFuturArc App Demo VideoCategoriesMain FeatureCity ProfileShowcaseCommentaryCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Sustainable cities of the futureby Sonia Elks, Thomson Reuters Foundation With the dramatic changes swept in by COVID-19, rigid school and office hours have given way to a more flexible system of working, hence putting less pressure on transport systems and energy grids. This was heard at a net-zero cities panel organised by the World Economic Forum.Image from C40 Cities“If you can actually reschedule cities thanks to the newfound flexibility following the pandemic, there could be … a big impact. One of the tragedies of cities in the 20th century was really having everything synchronised, so you had peak hour, rush hour, and then there was a lot of congestion,” said Carlo Ratti, director of the SENSEable City Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Image from C40 CitiesCities and urban areas house more than half the world’s population and account for about 75 per cent of all emissions, making them a major focus in efforts to reduce global warming.Seventy per cent of cities are already dealing with the effects of climate change, and nearly all are at risk. Over 90 per cent of all urban areas are coastal, putting most cities on Earth at risk of flooding from rising sea levels and powerful storms.C40 Cities are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly and provide proven models that other cities and national governments can adopt.The above is an excerpt. Read the full article here.To read the complete article, get your hardcopy at our online shop/newsstands/major bookstores; subscribe to FuturArc or download the FuturArc App to read the issues.Previously Published Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Is co-living the answer to urban housing unaffordability crisis in Asia?Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021Is co-living the answer to urban housing unaffordability crisis in Asia? Commentary / 1st Quarter 2021Water Becomes the New Crude and Other ThingsCommentary1st Quarter 2021Water Becomes the New Crude and Other Things Commentary / 1st Quarter 2021Steering Clear of Catastrophe: Solutions from the Built EnvironmentCommentary1st Quarter 2021Steering Clear of Catastrophe: Solutions from the Built Environment Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021From ashes to Green concreteCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021From ashes to Green concrete Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021China’s impact on construction, economy & environment: A snapshotCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021China’s impact on construction, economy & environment: A snapshot Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Snapshot: Bamboo & brick in VietnamCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021Snapshot: Bamboo & brick in Vietnam Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Consuming content digitallyCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021Consuming content digitally Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Land use and climate change as drivers of pandemic risk and biodiversity lossCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021Land use and climate change as drivers of pandemic risk and biodiversity loss Contact us at https://www.futurarc.com/contact-us for older commentaries.