My kids have always loved to ride the Seattle monorail, a single-track train built to whisk people from the city’s downtown to the 1962 World’s Fair, less than a mile away. When they were little, they liked to sit in the very front of the train and imagine they were blasting off into the future.
The theme of the World’s Fair in 1962 was the 21st century, with a focus on cities of the future. At the time, a nuclear winter was an existential threat to humanity, and the event placed a lot of faith in SCIENCE saving the day. Today, the climate crisis poses an existential threat, but we now know the solutions must involve political and community-led answers as much as technological developments.
In a newly launched series, the Fix team is exploring what green, equitable, resilient cities could look like. Will commutes be a thing of the past? How will buildings be constructed? What happens when actual real-life citizens design climate solutions? The series includes reported features, essays, and interviews, as well as fictional investigations.
Jump aboard to explore how we’ll live, work, and play in cities of tomorrow. And, as always... Read more