The Future Of Cities

This report examines 28 key trends that are driving the sustainable development and efficient operation of modern cities as they respond to the unique challenges posed by rapid urbanization. Aided by connected technologies, social platforms, and flexible design thinking, cities at the forefront of these progressive solutions are creating a compelling blueprint for ensuring that their citizens, businesses and public institutions thrive. As we plan for the future, PSFK Labs is excited for the opportunity to contribute its point of view to this ongoing conversation.

Published October 2013

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  • 150 page report
  • Featuring five macro themes and 28 key trends
  • 80+ examples of innovation described in detail
  • Relevant experts to follow in the space
  • Ideas for putting the trends into action
  • Spanish translation
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Report Insights

Automotive Interactive Exhibit In Seoul Imagines The Future Of Cities

Digital artists created an exhibit called Driver Less Vision that explores what an autonomous vehicle may see as it drives through the streets of Seoul

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel All You Need Is Your Face To Ride The Subway Of The Future

A new concept from ATMS in China integrates biometric tech into mass transit to make train cards obsolete

Design Google Wants To Build A High-Tech Neighborhood In Toronto

Will “to google” soon mean “to move to a Google-created city”? Sidewalk Labs is looking to create a new model for innovative urban growth

Work Ford's Robot "Dog Nanny" Can Take Care Of Your Pet While You're Out

The automaker has come up with a new phone-controlled concept that could take your pet our for walks

Design What Happens When Cities Adopt Coworking

Coworkies travelled to 106 coworking spaces across 12 cities in the past year to discover how coworking shapes cities

Home These $25k Pods Fight Homeless Shelter Zoning Laws With Innovation

Following the mayor’s declared state of emergency, this school project plans on bringing hope and housing to the heart of L.A.’s homeless epidemic

Home Hybrid Desk Offers Minimalist Style With Maximum Space-Saving

Flexit is a frame-like space saving concept tripling as a bed, clothing hanger and work desk

Gaming & Play Flying Cars and Hoverboards Populate Past Visions of Future Cities

From concepts of airborne cities to proposals for a dome over Manhattan, these grand plans and unbuildable designs set high expectations

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