City 2.0: The Habitat of the Future and How to Get There (TED Books Book 31)

City 2.0: The Habitat of the Future and How to Get There (TED Books Book 31)


The world’s towns are on speed to balloon from 3.6 billion population at the present time to greater than 6 billion via mid-century. consequently, we are facing either a dire emergency and an important chance. At their most sensible, our sleek towns are hubs of human connection, fountains of creativity, and exemplars of eco-friendly residing. but whilst, they nonetheless undergo the indicators of commercial urbanization: toxins, crowding, crime, social fragmentation, and dehumanization. now could be the time to ascertain what towns could be and to rework them. This ebook, produced in partnership with the Atlantic towns, celebrates 12 promising, provocative responses to this problem, in nation-states starting from transportation to nutrition to artwork. It asks and starts to respond to: How will we rework towns to be sustainable, effective, appealing, and invigorating to the human soul? And virtually talking, how can we get from right here to there?

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