Sustainable Cities of the Future
As the climate changes, cities must change with it. It’s time to reimagine our urban centers and think big about what green, equitable, and resilient communities could look like. From reported features and short fiction to essays and in-depth conversations, this collection presents bold plans and programs underway today as well as inspiring visions for the cities of tomorrow. How will we power our homes, protect our waterways, and welcome climate refugees? Will commutes be a thing of the past? How will skyscrapers be built? What happens when citizens design climate solutions? With insights from local politicians, architects, residents, and more, Fix is exploring how we’ll live, work, and play in future cities.
In This Series
The cities of 2121: Changemakers envision the future they’re working toward
From electron-based currency to micro-transport, these 6 experts will change the way you think about climate solutions.
Will climate-friendly cities be friendly to climate migrants?
As the warming world displaces millions, here’s how cities can prepare to welcome them.
From Paris to Phoenix: Why this U.N. climate expert ran for city council
After helping deliver the Paris Agreement, Yassamin Ansari is bringing its goals to her hometown in the desert.
A more sustainable skyscraper? Imagine a ‘spaceship designed by Jenga.’
Two architects dreamed up a high-rise they think could inspire the next generation of climate-friendly buildings.
Too many clean energy programs leave the poor behind. Enter the ‘equity map.’
How data can reveal hidden disparities and give residents a voice in city planning.
The pandemic changed our cities. VR could revolutionize them.
Has Zoom killed your commute? This VR expert says it’s just the beginning.
Biden’s big conservation plan must include cities
The plan to protect 30 percent of U.S. land and water by 2030 leaves out urban and industrial areas — the exact places that need protecting.
Gulf Coast communities are solving their own flooding crisis. It could be a model for cities nationwide.
Louisiana entrusted its residents to determine the best response to sea level rise and coastal erosion. Other regions should take note.
An AI plots to take over a community’s solar power in this short story by Paolo Bacigalupi
The all-knowing computer running Chicago’s clean-energy system has plans for the micro-grid that provides energy sovereignty to a South Side neighborhood in this story from the anthology "Cities of Light."
Who’s building the green cities of the future? These 5 people — and a whole lot of others.
They're drafting the blueprints for a city you'd want to live in.