Forbes Insights Futures In Focus is about tomorrow’s world and how visionaries and leaders are thinking about it, helping us design for it, and guiding us towards it so that we can thrive. Nothing is certain about the future except the need to design differently for it than the world we live in today. Host is Michael Gale, best-selling author of The Digital Helix.
This interview was done prior to the global pandemic. The ideas about how cities will be re-built for environmental beauty and experience are even more relevant than before as we look to re-engineer our world and living experiences going forward.
Zauben is one of the few companies dedicated to the specific integration of green living spaces inside, outside and around buildings. The ideas are practical now and will likely present themselves even more so in the world of 2030 where these ideas of integrated space and green environments should be common-place. The generation that just became the largest portion of the world’s workforce (Millennial) and already have a different view of the world around living in green aware environments. By 2030 many of these Millennials will be leading corporations, designing communities and having their families live in these cities.
· There is clear evidence that green office environments reduce absenteeism by 15%
· 3% of the world is covered by cities but 70% of the energy is consumed in cities plus 75% of all the carbon footprint
The interview with Zachary Smith is a view into that future. He believes that the number one barrier is not technology but collective vision about what can be possible.