|Lebryant-Jordan||Date: Wednesday, 2013-06-12, 0:06 AM | Message # 1|
|The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050 by Joel Kotkin talks about how the addition of one hundred million Americans by 2050 will transform the way we live, work, and prosper. The book connects with almost every unit in AP HUG because it has so much info. The first chapter starts out with some of the greatest challenges facing America in 2050. He talks about America's strengths and competitors, the future economic landscape, an the future of cities. Also he talks about energy, climate change, and the Heartland. |
Joel then talks about the cities of the future which demonstrates a new urban model, and shows the future of the urban middle class. next he talks abut the suburbs of the future and heading toward Greenurbia and smart sprawl. He then refers back to the Heartland of the US and talks about people moving into the Heartland because of the land filled with so much empty space. Immigrants would return seeking refuge in the Heartland and a rise of the brain belt.
Joel then talks about how there will be new Americans and new culture with a rise of multiethnicity in the US. He talks about a hybrid culture since there will be so much diversity. Next, He talks about households and communities. He says people will look for more family friendly cities to live in and some will move to rural villages or small towns. In the end, after reading this book, I give it 3.5 out of 5 since it had so much information and weird terms that I had found difficult to understand. however, some of the info was interesting and leaves you thinking about the future.