By 2030 70% of the world’s population will live in cities – and yet a potential long term trend could be for people to exploit the arrival of increased hyper-connectivity to relocate themselves to smaller communities which will in turn reactivate the economic, social and cultural fortunes of those communities.

The trend towards urbanisation can also have benefits in terms of governments and municipal authorities taking advantage of concentrated populations to administer services (which are more costly to provide across spread out populations). This can also involve the reuse of inner city spaces and the intelligent design of new spaces and infrastructure to maximise the livelihoods and sustainability of those urban populations.