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How will cities change in the next decade?

  • 1.  How will cities change in the next decade?

    Posted 01-07-2020 08:19 PM


    In a time of instant messaging we are well informed about the now not only here, but also where our children live, our parents and friends, even if it is half way around the world. The more we illuminate the present from so many angles, the more the past sinks into impenetrable darkness. While some process in a week more information than our ancestors did in a lifetime, historic awareness has sunk to an all time low. The future hardly fares any better, the 10-day weather forecast notwithstanding. For the forebears the future was much like the past. Now all that is certain is that there will be change. Unfortunately, lately many people around the world got convinced that the future won't be good, so why even bother trying to decipher it?
    Who would have predicted that London will have a boom in bicycling?

    Not only at the end of a decade is this blog trying to tease out trends, the future and lessons from the past. This has been its topic for more than a decade. Taking the longer view beyond the moment. With a brand-new decade in its nascent state, speculation about what the future will hold is especially tempting. This article keeps it to cities and communities outside those popular "ten of" lists. It is, instead... READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

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