Traffic jams and extensive pollution. These are some of the challenges the world’s biggest cities are trying to solve to ensure good quality lives for its populations. This is only likely to increase over the next decades. In 2018, 4.2 billion people or 55 percent of the world’s population, lived in cities. By 2050 urban populations are expected to reach 6.5 billion.
This obviously puts increasing pressure on our way of handling resources in a responsible way. From securing clean energy, food and drinking water to how we manage transport, build infrastructure and facilitate living conditions. Consequently, in a way that leads us towards sustainable urban societies and communities.
In many places air-pollution has reached critical stages, causing bad health related to the quality of the air we breathe. Traffic in the bigger cities is often seen as long lines of commuting cars with only one person in the car being on their way to or from work. Our fossil-fuelled transportation system currently emits 24% of global CO2 emissions, out of which 72% comes from road vehicles.
To sum up, the numbers make it clear that we have to ensure future electric mobility (from renewable energy sources). This with a long-range of other regenerative urban solutions within the next decade.