See the future: Here are the world’s most innovative cities

With urban gondolas and reclaimed green spaces, these urban areas confront challenges with creativity.Thursday, 4 July 2019

By National Geographic Staff

By 2050, two out of every three people are projected to live in cities. As populations grow and urban areas become better connected, travellers are exploring them like never before: International tourism arrivals reached just over 1.3 billion in 2017, according to the latest reports from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, highlighting the need for sustainable solutions to build cities for the future. 

Smart cities are confronting these challenges with creativity: improving roads, boosting access to technology, supporting heritage and diverse communities, and protecting the environment. 

Discover how these 10 innovative destinations are protecting the planet while benefiting locals and travellers alike.

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