The Future’s Wild Permission | Alex Steffen

The future demands that we reinvent, redesign and rebuild the world around us. In the next couple of decades, we need to rebuild our cities to accommodate the next, two billion urban people in socially equitable ways, adapt to new technological capacities and accelerating change  and make a massive turn towards planetary sustainability—moving especially towards carbon neutrality.

Alex Steffen asks, “How might we learn to imagine the huge, fast, widespread innovations our planetary crisis demands? Might it be that knowing we must change so much actually frees us to think in new ways—that it gives us a new permission to design the world to come to be better than the present we have?”

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