Rural Is the New Urban

Do you really need to live in the city?

Centuries ago, the Industrial Revolution sent people flocking to the world’s cities in search of jobs, culture and connectivity – and the trend has only mushroomed. By 2050, up to three-fourths of the global population will live in cities. And with this density comes many problems, including congestion, poor air quality and a lack of affordable housing.

Although city planners are putting much work into the next century of city living, Julio Gil believes that like all trends, urbanization will soon come to an end.

Julio takes the stage at TED@UPS to introduce technologies that will allow us to enjoy the benefits of city living from any location.



Julio Gil is an Innovation and Advanced Technology Manager, based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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