Last year I wrote a piece that was included in 2050: Designing Our Tomorrowan issue of Architectural Design edited by Chris Luebkeman, Director for Global Foresight and Innovation at Arup.

2050: Designing Our Tomorrow, gathers together a group of thinkers who, through their writing, explore the ways in which architecture and design is currently engaging with the drivers of change and thus provide affirmative aspirations for a not-so distant future.

The Person-to-Person Collectivity & Big Data

Taking the nexus of the person-to-person collective and technology as a springboard to deep dive into the Culture,  my article “Interdependence: a Manifesto for Our Urban Future, Together” anticipates the potential impact enhanced technology-enabled interdependence will have on the cities of the future.

I don’t have a crystal ball to see into the future of 2050; but I try to show in my piece how the sharing economy, coupled with big data, is impacting the topography of the city and how new services like FabLab, Uber, Airbnb and Neighborly are not only solving some of the issues the modern city is facing, but anticipating the way in which we will solve the innate challenges of urban living in later this century.

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With permission from the publisher, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, I’m making my piece available to you absolutely free.

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You can also buy 2050: Designing our Tomorrow on Amazon.