Sustainable Landscapes — Through updated zoning laws and financial incentives, cities and municipalities will encourage developers and building designers to update the structure and design of standing landscapes, to render them more sustainable. Vertical farms and green areas are surefire solutions.
Singlehood — All the single folks can put their hands up and celebrate a mode of living that finally supports their lifestyle. The pod concept in particular, already growing in popularity, is pretty much a self-contained living container containing a bunk, locker, Wi-Fi and other basics.
Super-Connectivity — Even the smallest of communities will have that big city feel, as high-tech communication packages can deliver Internet, energy and utilities in a single compact and comprehensive package that pretty much will empower anyone to live and work anywhere.
Uber-Employment — By 2030, the ever-evolving gig economy is set to overtake the occupational landscape, with a network of contractors working many micro-jobs, as opposed to a single full-time job.
Shared Economy — Air B’n’Bs were only the beginning. Short-term rentals will be the wave of the near future, with people renting out their homes, their co-owned public and recreational facilities, and even their cars for everything from long vacation stays to short naps.
Growing Health & Privacy Concerns — The 2020 pandemic has forced everyone to analyse and reconsider where and how they live. They are seeking to live more deliberately, healthily, and ecoconsciously. And, of course, this trend is likely to continue far into the scope of a future transformed.