This is what I see if I go for a walk close to my house. I live in Medellin, Colombia, and the city is growing like crazy. Apartment building after apartment building gets built, new bridges, highways, tunnels. And it’s all based on concrete.
But at the same time,
… the global move into cities is what is saving us from climate change. It drives demographics (people that move into cities have less kids). It drives a greener lifestyle (city life depends less on cars).
Two point four billion people are moving into cities by 2050. That will require a lot of concrete. But it will also be what, to some degree, saves our planet. Can we design cities so that they are fully electrified? Can we design cities so that they are carbon-neutral or even carbon-negative? Can we design them to be wonderful to live in? Lots of questions, let me know if you have ideas!
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