More than 4 billion people live in crowed, polluted cities, under an untenable urban development model scheme


More than 4 billion people live in crowed, polluted cities, under an untenable urban development model scheme

UN World Urbanization Prospects

The urban population of the world has grown rapidly from 751 million in 1950 to 4.2 billion in 2018. Asia, despite its relatively lower level of urbanization, is home to 54% of the world’s urban population, followed by Europe and Africa with 13% each.

Urbanization distribution by country

The most urbanized regions include Northern America (with 82% of its population living in urban areas in 2018), Latin America and the Caribbean (81%), Europe (74%) and Oceania (68%). The level of urbanization in Asia is now approximating 50%. In contrast, Africa remains mostly rural, with 43% of its population living in urban areas.

World urbanization evolution

Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. Projections show that urbanization, the gradual shift in residence of the human population from rural to urban areas, combined with the overall growth of the world’s population could add another 2.5 billion people to urban areas by 2050, with close to 90% of this increase taking place in Asia and Africa, according to a new United Nations data set.

Expiration of current urban development patterns

Sustainable urbanization
is key to successful development

Understanding the key trends in urbanization likely to unfold over the coming years is crucial to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including efforts to forge a new framework of urban development.
As the world continues to urbanize, sustainable development depends increasingly on the successful management of urban growth, especially in low-income and lower-middle-income countries where the pace of urbanization is projected to be the fastest. Many countries will face challenges in meeting the needs of their growing urban populations, including for housing, transportation, energy systems and other infrastructure, as well as for employment and basic services such as education and health care.
Integrated policies to improve the lives of both urban and rural dwellers are needed, while strengthening the linkages between urban and rural areas, building on their existing economic, social and environmental ties.
To ensure that the benefits of urbanization are fully shared and inclusive, policies to manage urban growth need to ensure access to infrastructure and social services for all, focusing on the needs of the urban poor and other vulnerable groups for housing, education, health care, decent work and a safe environment.

More than 4 billion people live in crowed, polluted cities, under an untenable urban development model scheme

European Commission Action Plan on Urban Mobility

Cities are home to over 70 % of the EU population and account for some 85 % of the Union’s GDP.
Most journeys begin and end in cities. In many urban areas, however, increasing demand for urban mobility has created a situation that is not sustainable: severe congestion, poor air quality, noise emissions and high levels of CO2 emissions.
Urban congestion jeopardizes EU goals for a competitive and resource-efficient transport system.

Green paper on urban mobility towards a new
culture making our towns and cities

· More fluid
· Greener
· Smarter
· Safer
· More accessible
Severe congestion, pollution and noise are common problems in cities, to which must be added the growing pressure of mass tourism and the unstoppable increase in housing prices, both in the center but also on the periphery of those cities.
However, cities also offer great opportunities in education, culture, entertainment and, of course, generating jobs

Advanced solutions for personal air mobility aiming to redefine a new era of commuting transportation

New era of commuting transportation

Commuting is periodically recurring travel between the places of residence and of work or study, and in doing so exceed the boundary of their residential community. It sometimes refers to any regular or often repeated traveling between locations, even when not work-related. A distinction is also often made between commuters who commute daily or weekly between their residence to work place, and are therefore considered respectively local or long-distance commuters

Our vision aims to develop an advanced solution for daily interurban mobility -commuting- between residential areas (living place) and commercial / industrial / educational areas (workplace)