The problems we face today are so complex that it is no longer possible for one organisation or person to solve the issues facing cities in the future.
The co-head of design at Foster + Partners speaks about the important role that collaboration, long-term thinking and civic responsibility will play in the success of future cities and society.
1. Urbanisation and rising levels of pollution have given campaigners, architects and politicians clear grounds to radically rethink the city of the future.
3. As seen in The Internet of Energy, the fuel stations of the future will be found in dislocated networks that span automobiles, offices and smart streets.
4. Collaborative Brands that partner with other organisations are key to innovation. Being open to change will unlock new thinking.
5. The importance of long-term thinking cannot be overstated. While a project may cost more in the short term, its long term benefits may far outweigh the expenditure.