Photo by Hubert Blanz, Roadshow 01, 2007, C-print, diasec on aluminium, blanz.net
Get used to it. The future is urban and in 50 years’ it may be weird to find people living in the countryside. The UN planet-watchers have found not just that we are becoming an urban species but that the world’s cities are growing and merging with each other, forming vast ‘megaregions.’ These giants are already sprawling across borders and becoming homes to 100 million or more people. Today just over one half of us live in urban areas.