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Challenges 2011, 2(2), 43;

Special Issue: Challenges in City Design: Realize the Value of Cities

Guest Editor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Urban and Environmental Studies, Peking (Beijing) University, Room401, Innovation Center, Peking University Science Park, 127-1 Zhongguancun North Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100080, China
Received: 23 June 2011 / Published: 24 June 2011
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In 1900, only about 13% of the world’s population lived in cities; now the figure has increased to over 50%, and is expected to reach 60% by populations in cities and suburban areas, developing countries are still in the process of urbanization. Every day, hundreds and thousands of people move to the city. Why do we choose to concentrate ourselves in cities? What is the value of cities? What do cities offer us? [...] View Full-Text
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