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Cities of Light: A Collection of Solar Futures

Book cover for Cities of Light, featuring horizontal bars of dark blue, purple, red, and orange, stylized with small squares like the windows on a large apartment building.

Today, Arizona State University published Cities of Light, a collection of science fiction, art, and essays about how the transition to solar energy will transform our cities and catalyze revolutions in politics, governance, and culture.

The book is a collaboration between ASU and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. It explores solar futures in four U.S. cities: Chicago, Illinois; Portland, Oregon; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and San Antonio, Texas. Cities of Light features fiction by Paolo Bacigalupi, S.B. Divya, Deji Bryce Olukotun, and Andrew Dana Hudson, and essays by experts in fields ranging from electrical engineering and data science to sociology, public policy, and architecture.

The book is free to download in a variety of digital formats, or you can order a print-on-demand copy at cost. Learn more and get your copy today!

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