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Media Tip: Developing more resilient, sustainable and equitable communities

We see, worldwide, a big need to rethink the way communities are designed and operated,” said Argonne scientist Frederic Petit. In response, Argonne has launched the Science of Cities program, an innovative framework for re-imagining urban planning that aims to guide the development of communities for the next century. Through a science-based approach to understanding the systems that underlie cities, the program informs the creation of more resilient, sustainable and equitable communities.

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