In an age where space has become limited, resources are becoming both scarce and expensive, and populations grow with steadying pace, our definition of need must change. What we expect and understand to be normal will eventually change and evolve into something different. We must shape how we live in advance of such a change. We must accept a better way of life. We must produce a better way of life. The answer shall come from a higher density of living, where we will not have to give up privileges, but redefine them. It will have to be an exploration of Humanity within verticality. Verticality vs. sprawl. The need for “out” versus “up”. How can we include everything required in a prosperous life in a vertical organization? How can we involve residential, commercial, and business in a single entity while limiting waste?
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