In 2050, about 70% of the global population will live in cities. As a result, problems concerning sustainability and quality of life are becoming increasingly urgent for these urban areas. Wageningen wants to achieve metropolitan solutions with the aim of realising cities and metropolitan areas that – in close relationship with the surrounding rural areas – are liveable, healthy and resilient, and have circular economies. We address aspects such as heat islands, flooding, food supply, air quality, urban agriculture and liveability, as well as urban policy and urban planning.
Cooperation on Metropolitan Solutions
With our expertise in ‘natural capital’, Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) offers innovative solutions and approaches to the challenges faced by towns and cities concerning health and well-being, climate, availability of food and raw materials and biodiversity conservation. We provide knowledge on governance, planning, design, geo-information and big data.