The Future of Cities

Songdo is a smart city in South-Korea it is the biggest private city development in history. It was designed by the New York office of Kohn Pedersen Fox. Gale International, holds 61%, Posco 30%, and the remaining 9% is owned by Morgan Stanley Real Estate.

Songdo is awesome but look for yourself in the following video and see other ideas how cities of the future could look like:

Behavioral Economics – The science of predicting economic decisions

“Behavioral economics, along with the related sub-field behavioral finance, studies the effects of psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional factors on the economic decisions of individuals and institutions and the consequences for market prices, returns, and resource allocation.” —

This wonderful video series by Learn Liberty gives a nice introduction to behavioral economics.

Arcologies – Isaac Arthur

Arcologies are buildings that are designed to lessen the impact of human habitation on any given ecosystem. The word itself is a portmanteau of “architecture” and “ecology”. The idea is to build self sustaining buildings or self sustaining cities. The following video by Isaac Arthur explores this concept: