oa CSIR Science Scope - Planning better cities : research tools for improved service delivery in urban systems : service delivery
More people are living in cities than in rural areas for the first time ever, with the United Nations estimating that 60% of the world's population will be living in cities by 2030. Planning and creating sustainable, effective and inclusive cities have therefore become a universal challenge. A CSIR initiative - the urban dynamics laboratory (UDL) - is set to provide the equipment, tools and science environment required to support the development of South Africa's cities.
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