Go Where the Land Is

The world population is moving into cities. Will we all fit? Phil and Stephen discuss what to do when the land runs out

In Hong Kong, Humankind Moves Back Into Caves

Hong Kong has the most skyscrapers in the world. But going high hasn’t addressed the chronic housing shortage in the city of 7.4 million, which also boasts the world’s priciest housing market. Surrounded almost entirely by the South China Sea, Hong Kong is running out of land. The government has proposed an unusual solution: Create new real estate with help from explosives.

Alternative (probably won’t work for Hong Kong)

Watch How Singapore Builds an Island Made from Trash

Other alternative: (definitely won’t work for Hong Kong.)

Go where the land is!

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Phil Bowermaster is a nationally recognized author and speaker. He has more than 25 years experience writing about emerging technologies and the future. As co-host of the popular Internet radio series, The World Transformed, Phil has talked with leading scientists and technologists, best-selling authors, philosophers, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs and others who are shaping our understanding of the amazing era of transformation in which we live. Phil helps leaders and their organizations develop strategies for managing accelerating change. He shows how imagination, optimism, empathy, and humor can make all the difference in both understanding and making the most of the powerful currents of change we face.