Intelligent governance of large urban systems

Matthias Finger, Mohamad Mahfouz
W ith urban population expected to reach 70% by 2050 and the number of megacities (10 Mio.+ inhabitants) expected to increase to 30 by 2025, unprecedented problems are raised in matters of planning, developing, managing, and governing urban infrastructures (e.g., energy, transport, water, waste, and communications) to sustainably and cost effectively provide the necessary resources and services to urban dwellers.