Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically.

Already half of humanity, some 3.5 billion people, lives in cities and by 2030, almost 60 % of the world’s population will live in urban areas. Common urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure. It is essential that we make our cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

From construction to the transport sector, sustainable chemistry provides a toolbox of key innovations that enable energy and resource efficiency, smarter buildings and mobility in our future cities. 

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