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Michael Downie

Enlightened approach needed for cities of the future

Opinion

Enlightened approach needed for cities of the future

The world’s cities are growing quickly. By 2020 the planet’s urban population is set to soar to around four billion, placing more pressure on cities that are already struggling to cope with their existing populations. Michael Downie, general manager Philips Lighting New Zealand and Australia, comments on the recent World Cities Summit and the role of lighting in making cities more liveable.