The 21st Century has seen an explosion of urban populations around the world as more and more people are choosing to leave outer-urban and rural areas for inner city and city centre living, even trading larger living spaces for smaller apartment-style dwellings to gain the advantages of living closer to workplaces, schools and more. These moves have forced councils and governments to re-evaluate their long term infrastructure planning, with particular focuses on the construction of higher density dwellings and major upgrades to infrastructure such as public transportation. Steve and Ben examine the complexities and problems posed by booming population in urban areas, and the challenges city planners need to solve to ensure that everyone’s quality of life is maintained in a sustainable manner.

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