My survey question asked about whether future cities would grow or shrink. While a preponderance of respondents think cities will become larger, they offered interesting insights about possible harms and, somewhat less, benefits the megacities could have.
The Cities comments are grouped into three parts: Demographic Driven, New Shapes of Cities, Work-Life Balance.
Driven by Demography and Geography
The motivations for the future of cities are as important as the details. The age-old reasons are there: looking for a better economic life or youth drawn to the bright lights action. A newer cause is escaping the ravages of climate change on the rural environment.