We are a new race: Homo matrix organica urbis. A race which could double life expectancy at birth within four generations: an unrivaled phenomenon in planetary history. My strong belief that this evolutionary explosion is the consequence of exponential urbanization, a radical change in our life-form as a global species.
Mankind is in the process of creating a completely new Planetary Ecosystem. Its sustainability relies on our unique mental capabilities to create tools, technologies and complex social structures to develop and maintain the delicate balance between natural, economic and social forces.
Our chances to thrive depend very much on a new generation of “Neo-Renaissance” People. Those who show the innovative combination of scientific knowledge, entrepreneurship and social sensitivity. …. I call them THE CREATIVE ECOLOGISTS, and our responsibility is to find them, teach them, learn from them and work with them to address the Global Metabolic Challenge. I truly believe that these people have both the drive and the innovative capabilities not just to achieve Sustainability, but going further: to facilitate Earthly Flourishing.