A few of the recommended readings from the Future Cities Project in 2021
Aristotle identified the problems of adolescence in Ancient Greece and their difficulty transitioning to adulthood, so there is something universal but also unique about the present era.
If it really is one minute to midnight, then we really are in trouble because COP26 has achieved absolutely nothing… except contributing to the problem of C02 emissions.
We, the self-appointed, unelected mob of right-thinking people who speak on behalf of the majority, demand:
Information came through that the early warning system in the region had completely failed. A shocked public had to learn that most of the deaths could well have been prevented.
Basic choice is being undermined. Not only is our choice of transport mode being proscribed, but whether we should actually make the journey in the first place is being questioned.
In 1919, demonstrators held aloft placards appealing to Mr Science and Mr Democracy in what has been called the “Chinese enlightenment” period.
Bill Gates offers little by way of explanation as to why people might choose the more expensive green alternative, implying that they might have to be imposed.
Designers who think they should “educate” the public are sorely mistaken. Designers must meet the public as active participants.
“Vulnerable” countries have been screwed by supra-national bodies like the IMF and World Bank for decades. They are about to get screwed again by the same people, but this time in the name of saving the planet.