Cities and Urbanization

The circular economy could save life on Earth – starting with our cities

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Cities are where we square the circle between consumption and sustainability. Image: Unsplash/Lacey Williams

Luis Bettencourt
Pritzker Director of Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago
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