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UNhabitat: Otimising Infrastructure UNhabitat: Otimising Infrastructure

Urban patterns for a Green Economy: Optimising Infrastructure

As nexuses of knowledge, infrastructure and governance, cities represent a key opportunity to stimulate larger scale change toward green economies. In a world where cities are increasingly competing against each other economically, where weather patterns are unpredictable and low resource prices can no longer be assumed, cities need to proactively shape their economies and operations in preparation for an uncertain future. To manage risk in a democratic manner, a balance will need to be struck between deliberative decision making processes and centralized master planning.