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Published on Feb 15, 2013
Already half the world's population of 7 billion lives in cities. By 2050, 6.3 billion people will have been born in, or migrated to, urban areas -- primarily in the developing world, in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Citing research in Planet of Cities by Solly Angel on the incredible challenge of creating decent housing, author Anthony Flint, a fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, looks to a master of modernism for inspiration: Le Corbusier, whose super-efficient apartment blocks -- largely disparaged today, and associated with urban renewal -- provide a blueprint for innovative design.
Anthony Flint is an author, fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, MA and has been a journalist for twenty years, primarily at The Boston Globe, where he covered urban planning, development, architecture and transportation.
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