The wealthy Virginia county outside Washington, D.C., has been free of the nasty political environment home to its neighbors – until now. Causing the controversy is a proposed streetcar, which nearly a dozen cities are building.
America’s cities must ensure that people are prepared for 21st century employment opportunities, that the places they live connect them to those opportunities, and that sufficient jobs are created so their income can grow.
At FutureStructure we believe that cities will be the proving ground for innovative infrastructure development. By 2050 more than 70 percent of the global population will live in cities. This will mark a fundamental shift in human civilization. It also means it is critical for city and regional governments to invest now in sustainability and resiliency. Doing that means taking a hard look at our cities’ water, waste and energy systems.