Metropolitan solutions, urban challenges

Metropolitan solutions, the urban challenges

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. Are you aware that changes in the metropolitan landscape affect green, food and health?

Learn more about the urban challenges we face by exploring this infographic and download the free whitepapers (choose 'Download papers').

More research institutes of Wageningen University & Research work on 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. Read more on the 'Metropolitan Solutions' page.