Parallel Session C4:
The society of the future takes shape in space
The increasing urbanization has great resemblance to the life of astronauts in space crafts and on lunar bases. Space research offers great opportunities for finding new innovative solutions that provide more sustainable buildings and cities. A space shuttle or a future lunar base is one of the most sustainable things you can imagine; namely a closed ecosystem! Oxygen, water, food and other consumables must be spared and as far as possible recycled. It is no longer possible to dig where we stand, new thinking is needed to drive development.
Cecilia Hertz, space designer with experience from NASA, founder and CEO of Umbilical Design, and contracted by the European Space Agency ESA as Space Technology Broker for Sweden.