As per the UN (2014), over 54 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and it is expected to increase to 66 percent by 2050. Projections show that urbanization combined with the overall growth of the world’s population could add another 2.5 billion people to urban populations by 2050, with close to 90 percent of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa.
It is noted that three countries namely India, China, and Nigeria, will account for 37 percent of the projected growth of the world’s urban population between 2014 and 2050. By the year 2050, India is projected to add 404 million urban dwellers, China 292 million and Nigeria 212 million. Today, the cities in these countries are at the crossroads of change and innovation, commotion and development.
The increase in the number and size of urban settlements leads to an increase in the complexity of the dynamic functioning of entities of urban settlements. The technological developments for solving these problems and opening new opportunities in the future also lead to an increment in the complexity.
The management of urban areas has become one of the critical development challenges of the modern century. Having this in mind, the Department of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee, is organizing the ‘International Conference on Future Cities’, which would explore the strategies for sustainable management of future settlements.
- Planning theories and techniques
- Remote Sensing & GIS Application
- Regional Studies
- Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Planning
- Rural Planning & Development
- Heritage and Conservation
- Urban Planning & Development
- Urban Dynamics
- Urban Economics
- New Innovations
- Urban Design
- Urban ResilienceSmart City Planning
- Urban Land Management
- Infrastructure Development & Management
- Transportation Planning and Management
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