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A device the size of a sheet of paper with a large screen that allowed the world's major newspapers to be consulted. This is what the film 2001: A Space Odyssey predicted tablets would be like. We analyse the great technological predictions of science fiction.
Urban models have a new challenge. With shorter winters and longer hotter summers, extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, putting cities, their economy and population at risk. Achieving more resilient cities is the objective of BINGO, a European project whose solutions are already being tested in five regions.
By the middle of this century, 70% of the global population will be concentrated in cities. This widespread urban growth will bring with it an increase in the consumption of resources, but also in the waste generated, multiplying the carbon footprint in the atmosphere. To curb this impact, cities are looking to implement new sustainable models inspired by nature itself.
The announced climate collapse raises the need to find solutions from architecture and engineering for housing that is resistant to extreme conditions, both on Earth and on other planets. From the colonization of the ocean to the reuse of past infrastructures, the proposals integrate the latest technological developments and innovative materials seeking to guarantee human survival.