“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)
We are in the midst of a massive global urban transition – unlike that of any other time in the history of our species.
In 1975, just over 1/3 of humanity lived in cities.
Right now, just over half of humanity lives in cities.
By 2025, just over 2/3rds of humanity will live in cities.