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Skip to 0 minutes and 8 seconds I think we are going to have changes which we can not even start to imagine. We will see much more differences between cities, but also within cities. I think the city will be used in a totally different way with people, with a customized way, personalized way… I mean, you probably have a different view that I have right now because you have a layer of augmented reality. We are gonna have mega cities. Cities will be huge. Cities with a size that should be manageable in terms of energy per capita. Tomorrow cities will be for sure intelligent and interconnected. Cities must go back to a much more natural rhythm; a rhythm in which nature and the environment are in symbiosis.

Skip to 0 minutes and 51 seconds I picture it as auto-sufficient. Cities by 2050 are just making electricity by themselves. Half of the population in Europe by 2050 will be prosumers. The closer resources are produced to where they are locally needed, the better. We need to readapt. We really consider there’s a must of achieving a certain level of territorial balance. It is very important to provide energy systems who can ensure that people can have access to the electricity that they need at any time. I think we will see an integration of lots of topics, I think one of the strongest will be mobility and energy. Demand for energy and mobility will be way more dynamic than right now.

Skip to 1 minute and 49 seconds All the people moving around will move in autonomous and electric cars that we charge either at home or at the office premises. City centres will have no cars. Cars will disappear from the streets a lot, I should think. because with the streets you should do other things, that having ugly pieces of metal standing there. There will be clean air everywhere, that is hard to imagine right now,

Skip to 2 minutes and 21 seconds and people will be healthier. So we can enjoy more the streets and squares of our cities. It’s Donna be interesting times, but I see a serious future for sustainability in there.

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