The 2050 Project
By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. This massive shift means that we have to rethink how we provide housing, care for the elderly, and conserve and produce energy. The 2050 Project is an exploration of creative solutions to the challenges of urban living. We tell the stories of innovation by highlighting unique buildings in eight international cities.
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- REBIRTHWhat a beautiful tiny house in rural Japan can teach us about the health of citiesQuartz • March 20, 2019
- THE FUTURE IS BRIGHTA behind the scenes look at how AR can transform the world of journalismQuartz • March 20, 2019
- GREEN REVOLUTIONPittsburgh’s ‘living building’ focuses on eco-friendly constructionQuartz • March 20, 2019
- A PLACE FOR THE AFTERLIFEIn land-scarce Taipei, the True Dragon Tower is a vertical home for the deadQuartz • March 13, 2019
- BRINGING BACK THE MUSICFor years, no one visited downtown LA until an architectural jewel helped bring it back to lifeQuartz • March 6, 2019
- SHIP SHAPEWhat if the future of housing means accepting that a home isn’t permanent?Quartz • February 27, 2019
- REPRESENTBolivia’s most Instagrammable houses showcase indigenous peoples’ reclaimed powerQuartz • February 27, 2019
- HOT STUFFYou can now ski on top of a $670 million power plant in CopenhagenQuartz • February 27, 2019