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Urban Development 2120

Peter Nelson (author)

ISBN: 9781949991093

Publication Date: Apr 2019

Format: Paperback

Given the speed of current development under the threat of changing climate, this book attempts to project ahead but with a particular focus. Housing and feeding so many people is about saving the planet while laying the foundations for a quality of life that is within what people in 2120 will want in their living conditions.
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The year 2120 may appear a long way into the future but will come quickly. The global population reached one billion in 1804, four billion in 1974, six billion in 1999, seven billion in 2012, and nine billion predicted for 2020. Given the speed of current development under the threat of changing climate, this book attempts to project ahead but with a particular focus. Housing and feeding so many people is about saving the planet while laying the foundations for a quality of life that is within what people in 2120 will want in their living conditions.

One factor has not been considered, namely, how each new generation comes in at a different reference point. Previously, the ideal home might have had a house, a garden, perhaps a swimming pool or tennis court. Teenagers today don't care about these amenities as long as they have access to their electronic devices. Grandparents might resent living in one-room apartments, while young people could find this acceptable. The planning conundrum is to anticipate the expectations of future generations. This text looks at best theories of urban development, attempting to integrate future expectations in the hope of guiding governments to think outside the box.
Pages 156
Date Published 30 Apr 2019
Publisher Business Expert Press
Subject/s Urban communities   Urban & municipal planning   Urban economics  
Peter Nelson was brought up in Australia, attended the Royal Military College Duntroon and the later entered Medicine at Adelaide University. With neither suiting him, he completed an economics degree at Sydney University to apprentice at Price-Waterhouse in their MCS Division and later form his own Chartered Accounting practice. Wanting wider fields, he joined the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations covering first restructuring of SOEs in Tanzania and Kenya before spending four years with the Asian Development Bank in Manila. Since then he has covered consulting assignments in 52 countries for all major donors focusing of corporate re-engineering, while lecturing part time under various university MBA programs. He continues with a current focus on integrating cooperation between government development plans and private sector support.

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