The trends and upcoming projects that will engage us in 2017 — as predicted by TED’s science, design and technology curators.

A selection of uplifting reads — all suggested by TED speakers — for your end-of-year break.

Courtesy of Design Museum Dharavi

How the setting for “Slumdog Millionaire” became the location for a unique and vibrant pushcart museum

Victor Gruen was an avant-garde European socialist who inadvertently designed that all-American creature, the mall. But, as Steven Johnson reveals, his master plan was way grander — and one we might want to build today

Filmmakers Jenni Chang and Lisa Dozals offer photos of eight people they met when documenting the global diversity of LGBTQ experience.

Cities are the the 21st century‚Äôs dominant form of civilization — and they’re where humanity’s struggle for survival will take place. Robert Muggah and Ben Barber spell out the possibilities.

What happens when a city is managed almost completely by private corporations? Visit Gurgaon, India, a boomtown of millions without a citywide system for water, electricity or even public sewers.