Alternative to Urbanization: Life after the City
Are people eternally destined to live in cities? Are jungles made of
concrete, metal and glass the only environment in which they deserve to exist –
even in the remote future? Today, these important questions coexist with
various correlations and consequences in multiple areas of life and expertise.
Historically, mankind emerged from rural environments, which have an inherent
closeness to natural wildness, and endlessly strived for life in the city. This used
to be the process and, until recently, it seemed to be unidirectional. However,
people currently live in a period of radical change. Recovering the ancestral
reunion with Nature is not only a matter of personal choice; it is becoming an
imperative, a “Hobson’s choice,” indeed. This trend stands true for many
societies in the contemporary world, including Russia.