Unfortunately, we cannot just take down cities and rebuild them, add more capacity in public transports, or create more physical space. The only thing we can do is become better at how we manage them. And the way we do it is simply by predicting what will happen.
Cities, the engines of creativity and the drivers of diversity are extremely multi-dimensional. Our politics strive to reflect the ever-changing patterns of urban form, socio-economic shifts, trends, and technology. Or do they?
The conversation about the future of cities must be global, and sharing best practices and understanding how to act on them is essential to accelerating the changes that can improve the quality of life for all urban citizens.