What will the cities of the future look like?

We live in uncertain times where uncertainty is the norm. We can - and must - plan to manage the challenges that are already evident, but always with an eye on an environment that is increasingly changing and unstable. In the era of climate chaos, adaptability will be an even more important factor for the cities of the future, which will also have to adapt to something equally problematic but even more immediate in its effects: the rising cost and gradual disappearance of non-renewable energy sources (oil, coal, gas, uranium), which currently provide more than 80% of primary energy. In other words, a little more than four-fifths of what sustains our essential systems, transport, food, etc., depends on energy sources that must be left in the ground if we are to avoid further destabilizing the climate, and which, moreover, are rapidly depleting. The case of nuclear energy is very complex, [...]

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