The world famous political analyst, consultant on megacity development strategies and the author of Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization will be the key speaker at the opening plenary session of the Moscow Urban Forum 2017!
According to Khanna, megacities now resemble medieval trading city-states. As the connection between growing cities grow ever stronger through transport, energy and communication networks, we evolve from geography to what he calls «connectography». A global network civilization may ultimately reduce pollution, inequality and even overcome geopolitical rivalries. In his research, Khanna suggests a new slogan for the future: Connectivity is destiny.
Parag Khanna’s talk will open the Forum. MUF participants will also be able to attend a presentation of his Connectography book and buy it from the Forum bookstore.