• Diana Cristina Binciu
4. term, Urban Design, Master (Master Programme)
“In 2016, an estimated 54.5 per cent of the world’s population lived in urban settlements.
By 2030, urban areas are projected to house 60 per cent of people globally and one in every
three people will live in cities with at least half a million inhabitants. ” (UN 2016)
Regarding urban design and planning, cities are nowadays facing a challenge of how to cope
with a rapidly increasing migration from rural to urban.
Furthermore, pollution and increasing temperature are caused by this phenomenon. As most
cities have car oriented streets, the increasing of population is producing more CO2 in the air
each day. Thus, designers must focus on proving alternative solutions in order to reverse the
increasing numbers of CO2 and still respond to people needs. By using technology, engineering
and social fields, designers can help prevent climate change and provide a healthier environment
for people.
Publication date24 May 2018
Number of pages105
ID: 279685414