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Personal transportation for sustainable megacities

Herzi Pinki
Sunday, October 19, 2014 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm

For the first time in history, more people now live in cities than rural areas. Experts predict that the population of the developing world will continue to migrate to megacities, which are increasingly the centers for both economic growth and catastrophic problems in nations of the Asian Subcontinent and Latin America. 

Giorgio Rizzoni, who works on transportation issues around the globe, believes personal transportation systems will be a key to sustainability for the megacities of the future. Rizzoni, whose specialty is efficient automotive energy systems, is helping leaders of rapidly urbanizing countries develop the radical ideas for how personal transportation can enable people to live in megacities and solve problems of pollution, cost and energy consumption.


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