Zero net land take: an unprecedented challenge
Urban sprawl has been a growing concern in France for over fifty years. In response to its harmful social, economic and ecological effects, the government has recently set a zero net land take goal. Regions including Île-de-France (the Paris Region) are spearheading efforts to achieve this goal and designing effective solutions.
This study is linked to the following themes :
Environment | Urban planning
Cities change the world
Cahiers, no. 176
According to the UN, over two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in urban areas by 2050. Today the planet counts an estimated 4.2 billion urbanites; this number is set to rise to 5 billion by 2030 and 6.7 billion by 2050. Cities lie at the heart of financial and ...