Tag: Urban Future

Alex Steffen and a Shareable Urban Future

Alex Steffen, Planetary Futurist, Journalist/Author, Entrepreneur, and Thought Leader. Alex Steffen is a global voice of clarity on sustainability, social innovation and planetary futurism. He is an award-winning writer who speaks to audiences around the world. Alex was Executive Editor of Worldchanging.com after he co-founded the organization in 2003 until it closed in 2010. See also: http://www.ted.com/speakers/alex_steffen.html and http://www.alexsteffen.com/about/

Two fascinating short videos of his TED Talks illuminate how cities, their form and nature, play a critical role in our sustainable future. In so doing, he outlines the contours of a sustainable urban future.Incidentally and invisibly, he also showcases the contributions of a strategic sustainability approach. Enjoy these two short videos.

In addition, you also may enjoy these other two videos by two of sustainability’s pioneers and key threads.


by Scott T. Edmondson, AICP, Sustainability Committee past co-director and current member/strategic sustainability advisor.