A city is an ecosystem, shared by humans and animals, insects and plants, landforms and machines. What might cities look like in the future if we strive for a more sustainable balance in our urban settings? In these more-than-human stories, 24 authors investigate humanity’s relationship with the rest of the natural world, placing characters in situations where humans have to look beyond our own needs and interests. A quirky eco-businessman sees broader application in a high school science fair project. A bad date takes an unexpected turn when the couple finds sea turtle hatchlings that are confused by light. A genetically-enhanced supersoldier struggles to find new purpose in a peaceful Tokyo. A community service punishment leads to unexpected friendships with both birds and people. A boy and his mammoth travel across Asia in search of a city of elephants. Set primarily in the Asia-Pacific, these stories don't shy away from the serious issues that affect that region, yet generally offer optimistic visions of future cities.
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Multispecies Cities: Speculative Urban Futures
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