While cities cover only 3% of the earth, they consume 75% of natural sources, the Turkish environment and urbanization minister said on Friday.

The world cities generate 80% of all the money, 90% of innovation activities, and 50% of all waste, Murat Kurum said at Turkey 2023 Summit in Istanbul.

The world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion as of 2050, and 63% of this population will live in cities, which will constitute 91% of all consumption, he said.

Fighting against this situation, the world discusses environment-friendly buildings, smart cities, autonomous vehicles, transportation by drones and zero-waste, Kurum

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