At a forum that explored the issues surrounding the "Next Billion” people to go online, one of the more interesting presentations entailed building communities for the next billion or so people who are and will be displaced by war or climate change.
Cameron Sinclair, executive director of the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, the charitable humanitarian charity founded by actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, said that the world population would continue to grow in the short term, but will eventually level off and decrease in the 2040s and beyond.
Sinclair, who previously founded the charitable group Architecture for Humanity, gave his presentation entitled “Building Communities for the Next Billion,” at the all-day Next Billion forum in New York City. Presented by digital news service Quartz, it was held Wednesday at the Bohemian National Hall.
Quartz has held similar forums in Seattle and New York and plans another next year in London. The objective is to address the by-products of an increasingly connected world.