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The world's towns are on speed to balloon from 3.6 billion population this day to greater than 6 billion via mid-century. hence, we are facing either a dire emergency and an incredible chance. At their top, our glossy towns are hubs of human connection, fountains of creativity, and exemplars of eco-friendly dwelling. but even as, they nonetheless endure the indications of commercial urbanization: pollutants, crowding, crime, social fragmentation, and dehumanization. now's the time to ascertain what towns will be and to rework them.
This publication, produced in partnership with the Atlantic towns, celebrates 12 promising, provocative responses to this problem, in geographical regions starting from transportation to meals to paintings. It asks and starts to reply to simple-seeming questions: How will we rework towns to be sustainable, effective, appealing, and invigorating to the human soul? And essentially talking, how can we get from right here to there?
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