Cities go up, down and high-tech to combat rising threats. They become "smarter" to improve security, healthcare and mobility. A series from Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Driverless transport, underground shops, heated bike paths, armed street patrols – this is not the setting for a dystopian novel but it could soon be the city where you live.

As the world sees the biggest wave of urban growth in history – with almost 70% of its population expected to be living in urban areas by 2050, up from 56% today – the task of making cities greener and safer is becoming more urgent. Check out the multimedia series here: Link.

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