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Investing in cities for the future

  • Explain how cities can become more efficient.
  • Explain disparity between emerging and more developed-market cities.
  • Identifying emerging technological trends.
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Investing in cities for the future
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“If urban areas are where Covid-19 impacts have been the most severe, it also means that interventions in cities and towns can have the biggest impact." Those were the words of Sameh Wahba, global director for the World Bank, urban, disaster risk management, resilience and land global practice, in 2021 – one year post the pandemic.

He added: “Cities are vulnerable to climate shocks and produce an outsized share of carbon emissions. But that also means they are the key to climate sustainability and where green investments will have the biggest outcomes."

In the coming years the World Bank has said it will support recovery efforts around the globe, by helping governments tackle issues of equity, the future of work, greening cities, land governance and disaster risk management in a sustainable, resilient and inclusive manner.

All these considerations mean there are opportunities and threats ahead as cities, both in developed and emerging markets try to address climate, technological and social challenges.

This report, which is worth 30 hours of CPD, will explore how cities are becoming more efficient, and will identify technological trends.

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Please answer the six multiple choice questions below in order to bank your CPD. Multiple attempts are available until all questions are correctly answered.

  1. According to Lisette van Doorn, how will the definition of real estate change?

  2. True or false, Kate Elliot says air quality is a potential investment opportunity when thinking about future cities?

  3. What is sensor technology?

  4. What is one way the pandemic has widened the disparity between emerging and developed-market cities?

  5. According to Omar Moufti, what are the different ways cities will be trying to reduce the inefficiencies that come with population growth?

  6. Why do opportunities remain in retrofitting?

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  • Explain how cities can become more efficient.
  • Explain disparity between emerging and more developed-market cities.
  • Identifying emerging technological trends.

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