Cities 2.0 White Paper - Paper - Page 4
Today, only 14% of Americans live in rural areas, and
that number is held steady only by birth and death rates.
There is little to no evidence of a modern “rural flight.” Fifty years ago, the migration from cities to suburbs
helped ease overcrowding and congestion. Today however, suburban areas are experiencing congestion
issues similar to their urban counterparts. We have arrived at an inflection point in human history.
We must now find ways to make our existing population centers safer and more efficient without expanding
sprawl or exhausting natural resources.