“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.


Thoreau knew.