We live in an increasingly urbanised world. As the populations grow, and economies continue to move away from rural agriculture to urban production and service industries, more and more of the world’s population are moving from the country to the city.
The National Cycling Centre of Excellence Avantidrome promises to be New Zealand's world-class cycling venue when it opens its doors in Cambridge early next year.
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.