70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, what the former premier of British Columbia, Mike Harcourt, refers to as the urban tsunami. Clearly, the design and re-design of our cities for greater sustainability is critically important. Key questions like what is the optimal density, can we re-introduce biodiversity and food hubs integrally into our daily lives, and many others will determine our collective liveability? This article discusses six design trends for the future city.
- The sharing economy will apply to housing, too
- Restaurants will double as living rooms
- Your office will look like a library
- The big box store will be on the block
- Your health will become a retail product
- Infrastructure and transportation