Ericsson’s Networked Society writes to GBE about a new, though-provoking documentary, “Thinking Cities.” This finely produced 17:49 work explores urbanization, technology and green energy. A company representative cites a recent post by Jennifer Shockley, noting her post on Stockholm as Green Capital by Jennifer Shockley goes hand-in-hand with “Thinking Cities, adding these details:
The recently produced 20-minute documentary deals with one of the most dramatic societal trends happening today: urbanization. The world population is expected to soar to more than 9 billion people by 2050, with roughly 70 percent living in cities. At the same time, technology is extending is reach. These parallel trends are intersecting at a time when the world faces serious economic, environmental, and social challenges in achieving a more sustainable development. Thinking Cities explores the challenges and opportunities of urbanization in the Networked Society.
This work features some of the world’s leading city thinkers, including: Geoffrey West, physicist and professor at Santa Fe Institute; Mathieu Lefevre of New Cities Foundation and Carlo Ratti, Director of MIT Senseable City Lab.
Soon Jennifer will review this work in more detail for GBE, but until then, take a look should you have the opportunity. We shall be providing more information like this in the coming weeks about cities and their critical role for modern civilization.