The city of today faces a number of challenges, primarily increasing population, global climate change, and urban inequality. I believe that the city of the future will be designed to tackle these specific problems. The city of the future will be livable, safe, healthy, and sustainable. 

Access to data about our cities, from urban sensing and measurement projects, will allow us to make more informed decisions about how we design the city of the future. Increased access to new technologies and capital through innovative financing will make the implementation seamless. 

Many of today's cities are working independently to prepare for the future. It is time for these cities to share their lessons with one another to create the city of the future.