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The future of cities

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The future of the American city

Harvard Graduate School of Design affiliates discuss possible futures for how and where we will live.

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  • Remote work

Will people still move to where the jobs are?

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  • Reduce, reuse, recycle

Can Mexico City lead the conversation on how urban wastewater can benefit rural crops?

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  • Big Apple big data

How can New York City resolve health disparities with data?

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  • Climate-ready cities

How can American cities prepare for an increasingly destructive climate?

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Making cities more just