Cities in the Age of Abundance
The internet was supposed to make cities redundant. Its moment might finally be here.
Cities are trying to out-internet the internet. Most of them will fail.
Real estate is still a zero-sum game. But only for landlords.
The distribution of people in offices, homes, and cities will be governed by the rules of the online world. The consequences are disturbing.
Three media empires offer important lessons about the future of offices, homes, and cities. It's been a busy month for media empires. Two weeks ago, the New York Times parted ways with its Opinion Editor, after the latter approved the publication of a piece by U.S. Senator Tom Cotton.
Transportation and communication go hand in hand. Until the 19th Century, the speed of delivering a message was equal to the time it took a man (or woman) to carry that message on foot, on horse, or by boat. Innovations in transportation and communication often enabled and reinforced one another,