As the 21st century progresses, metropolitan regions will increasingly be affected by a series of global megatrends: climate change with attendant droughts and heat waves, income inequality, educational and health disparities, aging, housing insecurity, migrations, and many more.
The more that we can reclaim waterfront and make it natural wetlands; we know that mediates the impact of storm surge.
Jonathan Rose is on a book tour of the United States discussing ideas for how to rebuild cities into more affordable and sustainable social systems focused on connectivity. His book, The Well Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life, discusses the lessons that can be learned from history, science, ecology, sociology and economics of cities to plan the future of cities for sustainability through urban planning and ecological “green” architecture.
What current city is most emblematic of the future of urban life? What do cities from past civilizations have to teach us about the cities of today and tomorrow? What is the next great shift urban planning and what is driving that change? Urban planner and developer Jonathan Rose, author of The Well-Tempered City, joins us to answer those and other questions.