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The life in cities over the next century

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Petra Pocanic

Mar 24, 2016


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Hello, 'How we get to next' is looking for stories about the future of cities and since there are a lot of bright innovative minds here, some of you might be interested in sharing a story/vision. Some of the questions they are interested in: - What will the city of the future — in 50, 500, or even 5,000 years — do differently? - How will cities adapt to climate change? Can modern cities adapt? - Can you really green a city? - What makes a city worth living in, and what doesn’t? How will this differ from what came before? - How can we avoid making new mistakes in our urban planning? - How do the shape and design of our cities control us, or free us? - Can we now call websites and social networks cities just because they bring lots of people together into the same space? - What, if anything, might stop urbanization from increasing—or even make it retreat? - Is the city the final form of human organization? - What can individuals do to their surroundings to make living in cities more personal, healthier, greener, or productive? For more: ciao Petra

Maggie Hanna

May 20, 2016


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There is a Breakfast meeting in Calgary Canada June 2nd 2016 on "Global Lessons in Urban Diversity" using lessons from one of the oldest cities in the world, Mexico City, and applying those lessons to newer cities. Here is the link. I send this long as the 4 people on the panel might be the people you seek to address your questions. They might have thought more deeply about similar things. Bet of luck! Cheers, Maggie

Florence Willburn

May 26, 2017


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Villages are disappearing day by day. We all are be a part of city life. City life have advantages as well as disadvantages, it greatly affect the entire life a generation.

Bill Marston Leed Ap

Jan 11, 2019


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Cities draw people for one most important reason any person has: to earn a living, have a place to live, have ready access to a range of services – such as food, healthcare, education, water-waste-energy, emergency services, etc. Because a city is more dense than any other place for people, there are more of these and more choices among them.

One thing that “big” cities often lack is “nature”, so urban planners / administrators must ensure readily available access to open, verdant, etc. public spaces.

Chris Dudley

Jan 12, 2019


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The use of human waste in the growing of food, as is done outside some Asian cities already, will become as natural as it should be. Though, not as Night Soil (raw poop), but as properly cooked compost. All organic materials eligible will be recycled into compost. That's my guess, anyway. Timeframe, hmmm...