The Future is Public &
The City of Tomorrow
We are living in turbulent times. Urgent challenges are on the rise, from growing inequality, poverty and discrimination to climate change and the resulting ecological crisis These problems are clearly felt in cities.
Together, cities are building a growing ‘trans-local’ movement, creating places that embrace community, justice and solidarity. This movement shows we can build inclusive and democratic communities anywhere in the world.
But cities are also where new solutions are being developed. Many cities are working towards a democratic economy that is shaped by the vitality and power of residents to create change, not dictated by market fundamentalism. Progressive municipal governments in cities like Amsterdam, Barcelona, Valparaiso, San Francisco, Naples and Grenoble are choosing new paths to ensure that all residents have the right to housing and health care, cleaner energy and education, and to live lives of freedom and dignity.