PSFK founder Piers Fawkes dives into what life will look like a decade from now. First up: an introduction to the project through urban revitalization

In this series of articles, PSFK's Piers Fawkes will explore scenarios and signals that suggest the ways in which we will live by the end of this new decade. We’ll look at six key future trends, listen to expert opinions and examine fringe ideas that may be mainstream by 2030. This is the introductory post in the Future of Home+Living series.

But First, Alabama

For many, the mental picture of any city in Alabama might be of a once-vibrant but now-sleepy market town that is literally and figuratively thousands of miles away from the bustling metropolis of New York or the dynamic churn in the South Bay below San Francisco. Instead of startups and innovation, when it comes to the South we might think of cotton trade and waterways. We might even think of darker times and a population conflicted about the future.

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