This is one of the best slide shows, if not the
best, that I have seen on the web.
Richard Saul Wurman, founder of TED, has decided
to launch a think tank to study the challenges and potential
opportunities that connect with the surge in city populations
worldwide (hence the name 192021: 19 cities studied with
populations of 20 million or more in the 21st century)
As a response to Accel Rose’s post on the future of cities by
Stewart Brand, I thought I would pass this along as a supplement.
It’s a one-hour presentation on the “City-Planet”, a long-term
trend barely noticed by anyone.
According to Brand, “The massive urbanization of the world now
going on is changing everything, affecting economics, the
environment, and global population—- most of it, in surprising
ways, for the better. The more I delve into the subject, the more I
find it packed with news which is not being widely reported or
This is one of a monthly series of Seminars About Long-term
Thinking, given every second Friday in San Francisco, CA, organized
by The Long Now
Here’s the google video of the Long Now talk: