Cities have clearly played a major role in the creation of the problem of anthropogenic climate change and they will form a central part of any response. No effective global collaborative agreement to tackle climate change can be delivered without the full involvement of cities. Yet the evidence suggests that measures that make cities work better in terms of emissions and sustainability, are also measures that make them work better as prosperous and attractive places to live and work.

Read more at LSECities – Global Problems: City Solutions.


Stern, N. 2011. City solutions to global problems. Living in the Endless City (Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic [eds.]). Phaidon, London, UK.

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