Are autonomous cities our urban future?

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Cities are rapidly expanding in size, wealth and power, with some now larger than nation states. Smart city solutions and strong global urban networks are developing to manage massive urban growth. However, cities exist within a wider system and it may take more than technological advances, innovation and city autonomy to develop a sustainable urban future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2111
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalNature Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


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