Here's how to give people a greater say in their cities
[[https://www.flickr.com/photos/ladi/8132234707/sizes/l Daniel Ladenhauf/Flickr]], [[http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ CC BY-NC]]</span>The UN estimates that more than half of the global population currently live in cities, and this figure is expected to balloon to five billion urban inhabitants by 2030. In both developed and developing countries, the fast pace of urban growth often overwhelms existing housing and infrastructure. This in turn has led to an expansion of informal settlements, expensive rent, the growth of household debt and the consolidation of power and revenue with developers and landlords.
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