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#FutureCities: What is a sustainable future?

26th Jun 19

Michaela Stehr
By Michaela Stehr7 Followers

It’s common for people to jump to visions of self-driving cars and a world controlled by robots when they picture the future. But there are other, more immediate ways our climate, behaviour and surroundings will change.

While contemporary culture has led us to believe that we will be in for a sci-fi, Jetson-esque future, we may also pull back to a simpler way of life as technology hurtles forward.

A greener future

The push-back to go green and take care of the planet as opposed to the mass production and destruction of resources is not only a trend – it is imperative.

As the world suffers overcrowding, preserving critical resources will be at the forefront for all advancements. The expanding population will be putting an immense strain on nature and this should be the focus and direction of our growth.

A large part of the sustainable future should be the reduction of carbon emissions. Solar, wind and other sustainable power sources must be readily available to the general public, and the use of fossil fuels diminished as further discoveries and advancements are made to go green.

City expansions

The future also will see the vast growth and sprawl of cities and urban landscapes. This is as the need for housing, infrastructure and basic needs increases due to the population...

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