What we are finding is that what we want is access to things...Our cities I would put to you are stockpiles of surplus capacities...What we probably will find is that turning these products into services that we have access to when we want them is a far smarter way to go. In fact even space itself is turning into a service. — TED
How can cities help save the future? In this TED talk Alex Steffen discusses why he thinks if we view climate change as a problem of "clean energy generation" we are setting ourselves up for a problem. He suggests the future lie in fact in "the shareable future of cities". He then highlights some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need -- while reducing the time we spend in cars.