FutureStructure: How Ideas Drive What We Build

In the first issue of the FutureStructure special publication, we introduced the framework of FutureStructure and its three tenets – soft, hard and technology infrastructure – and wrote about the concept of the city as a system. This issue of FutureStructure further explains the soft infrastructure component, which is arguably the most important part of FutureStructure, and shows how the city as a system concept can be put into practice. Additionally, this issue discusses how optimizing our transportation systems through different ways of thinking and creating a better built environment can make our communities better places to live and prepare them to thrive for the future.