New social contracts in cities

Mike has recently given a number of speeches about the future of cities in the developed world. In them, he argues that new transformative social contracts between local governments and their citizens are required. There is a need to move from highly and often costly responses to short term needs to planning and services that use fewer resources to deliver higher value. Not only that cities must be seen as integrated ecologies rather than as a series of siloed economic and social precincts.

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