Insights · June 12th, 2012

Glen recently had an interview with about the future of cities. The future of cities is becoming a  more and more significant    issue with 7 billion people expected to live in urban centers by 2050, says NPR. In this article Glen answers very thought-provoking questions like Which cities around the world are the most forward-looking and why? and How might always being online alter the physical form that cities take?  After reading about how commuting may  likely be a thing of the past and  going “offline” will not be an option much longer,  I began to start thinking about what it means to live in a city. How can my impact on my community right now  shape the cities of the future?

Writer: Mallory Smith worked as Program Manager & Administrator at

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Nikolas is the Chief Futurist of the Futurist Think Tank. He is world-renowned futurist speaker, a Fellow of The RSA, and has worked with over 300 of the world’s most impactful companies to establish strategic foresight capabilities, identify trends shaping our world, help anticipate unforeseen risks, and design equitable futures for all. In his new book – ‘Facing Our Futures’ – he challenges short-term thinking and provides executives and organizations with the foundations for futures design and the tools to ignite curiosity, create a framework for futures exploration, and shift their mindset from what is to WHAT IF…

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