The Future of the New Urban World

Karima Kourtit*, Peter Nijkamp, Henk Scholten

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This paper aims to offer a review of spatial dynamics in a rapidly urbanizing world. After a description of modern urbanization trends three issues are addressed in particular, viz. cities and wealth, urban quality of life, and demographic aspects of cities. The paper is concluded with various policy lessons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-20
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Planning Studies
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2015


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