Penn Professors Teach Online Class to Plan Cities of the Future

The year 2050 seems far away, but urban planners are already working on designing cities to accommodate the expected huge population increase in cities across the globe.
And three professors in the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Stefan Al, Jonathan Barnett and Gary Hack hope more people around the world will start thinking and talking about planning cities of the future.
The U.S. Census Bureau says the world population is at 7 billion today, and by 2050 that number will rise to 10 billion. It’s estimated that about 70 percent of those people will be living in cities.
Beginning on Oct. 7, the professors will be teaching the course “Designing Cities” a massive open online class, or MOOC, through the free online learning platform Coursera.