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How Water, Waste and Energy Systems Shape Our Future

Our cities are massive, interconnected systems marked by complexity. But often the most crucial components of urban life are overlooked because they happen underground or out of view. In this edition of FutureStructure, we examine three of these critical systems – water, waste and energy. We discuss the challenges cities face, including outdated infrastructure and siloed decision-making, as well as the promise for positive change in emerging technologies and more informed policies. Download this issue to access the following articles:

• The Blue Economy: New Strategies for Optimizing our Most Precious Resource
• From Trash to Treasure: Recapturing and Repurposing our Waste
• Generating the Post-Carbon City: Clean Energy Cities will Require Changes in Both Policy and Technology