Insights · June 29th, 2012

I’m pleased to be featured on Alternet, in their article, The City of the Future: It’s changing — but into what? Leading Futurist Glen Hiemstra on what’s driving change in 21st Century Cities.

Among the things I said…

Glen Hiemstra: One American city that might sound counterintuitive when we’re talking about cities looking to the future is Los Angeles. I think L.A. is waking up to the reality that it’s over-autocentric. It’s got a long road to go down, but the whole LA Metro project is pretty impressive. Another community that is attempting to look ahead is metro Atlanta, which is thought of as the picture of out-of-control sprawl but is now trying to shape their community for the future with a program called Atlanta Fifty Forward.

Find the whole article here.

Glen Hiemstra is a futurist, author, speaker, consultant, Founder of, and founder and Curator of To arrange for a speech, workshop or consultation contact

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