Life in 2030,
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Future cities: Urbanizing our world | S1:E6

February 06, 2017

In this episode of the Life in 2030 podcast, we explore the Future of Cities, how they’ll grow, why we’re drawn to them, and the new set of powers they’ll steal away from future governments.

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*Parag Khanna is an international relations expert and best-selling author. His recent book, CONNECTOGRAPHY, looks at the growth of cities and how they will determine the future of global civilization.

You can learn more about his book here:

Parag Khanna is the managing partner of Hybrid Reality Pte Ltd, a boutique geostrategic advisory firm.

*Alex Winter, CEO and Founder, of Placemeter is urban intelligence platform that works with a large range of municipal governments (and retailers) worldwide to help them make more informed decisions about how they grow.


What do you think? What role will this global shift toward city life shaping our society, business, and politics over the coming decades?

Send us your thoughts at We’ll publish the most thoughtful feedback on our website,

Or post a comment in one of our Future of Cities articles, also published on We go into way more detail about this topic there.


This podcast is based off of this article:

Read the rest of our Future of Cities series.


Executive producer, writer, narrator: David Tal, President of Quantumrun. Reach him @DavidTalWrites across all social media.

Producer and podcast editor: Kaelah Shimonov

All music heard throughout this podcast was composed by Karl Gutowski.

Image credit: Spreng Ben


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