KSR on the future of cities

“To see the climate city, look to planning texts from Holland that describe “vertical farms,” which are skyscrapers that include agriculture, aquaculture, chickens, pigs, and recycling of all waste within towers of food production. Hydroponics and vat-based food production using yeast, algae, and even meats will also be integrated into these towers. This kind of concentrated agriculture will free up land for other purposes while reducing the transport costs of goods from where they’re grown to where they get eaten.”

Kim Stanley Robinson on Cities as a Climate Survival Mechanism
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-17/the-city-as-a-survival-mechanism-kim-stanley-robinson
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Gerd Leonhard ranks as one of the top 10 futurist keynote speakers, worldwide, with over 1500 engagements in 50+ countries during the past 2 decades and a combined audience of over 2.5 Million people. Gerd has written 5 books including the best-selling ‘Technology vs Humanity’ (2016), now available in 12 languages.  Gerd’s films on the future of technology and humanity, digital transformation and artificial intelligence have reached millions of viewers, and are regularly shown at many conferences and at in-house corporate trainings. Gerd’s client list includes most Fortune 500 companies as well as many governments and NGOs. Gerd is a global influencer in the field of digital ethics (the ethics of technology). He is a pioneering keynote speaker using animations, video and audio in fascinating new ways. 

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