In this chapter, Jeffrey Sachs proposes a 10-point agenda that cities should follow to catalyze sustainable development, and outlines some of the pros and cons of advancements in science and technology that will support these proposed steps. The steps are: 1. Go all-electric 2. Operate off of power grids that are run on wind power, solar power, hydroelectric power, and in some places, nuclear energy ("clean, green electricity") 3. Use smart grids to connect devices and electric-powered vehicles and appliances in a highly efficient way 4. Be innovative, specifically by remaking technologies in line with cutting-edge information systems and by generating new jobs through the development of industries based on the smart, all-electrical, and renewable approaches to energy and infrastructure 5. Support healthful and pleasant city life by reducing pollution, reducing the prevalence of the sedentary lifestyle, and more 6. Support more physical security, e.g. by eliminating or preventing the development of pockets of high poverty and instability
7. Support the growth of the "share economy," as facilitated through information technology
8. Support an "e-Everything" approach by making smart
systems work not only by connecting devices, but also by connecting people and processes (such as ecommerce, egovernance, etc.) 9. Make financial bases, infrastructure, and other urban frameworks more inclusive of entire metropolitan areas, beyond the legal boundaries of a particular administrative unit.