Making Cities for One Planet

In 2008 we became an urban world. By 2050 three-quarters of the world’s 9.5 billion people will be living in cities.

Because cities are the largest consumers of resources, producers of economic activity, and agents of social change — cities are the means through which we collectively address the potential of this changing urban world.

John Hoal Ph.D is the founder of the award-winning H3 Studio, an interdisciplinary research and design studio in St. Louis specializing in urbanism, architecture, landscape and sustainability, and he is the Chair of Urban Design and Professor Architecture and Urban Design at Washington University in St. Louis. Hoal researches, practices and teaches architecture, urban design and community-based planning in the United States, Asia and Southern Africa, and lectures nationally and internationally on the design and development healthy, resilient and livable cities.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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