Architects: If You Don’t Start Disrupting Urbanism, Silicon Valley Will Do It for You.

A man who got rich selling out his stake in a cat picture website is teaming up with a woman who founded a failed housecleaning company to imagine the future of cities. They’re backed by advisor and investor Peter Thiel, perhaps best known for his interest in—besides seasteading—using the blood of the young to extend the life of the old, speculating about whether extending the right to vote to women was bad for democracy, and secretly funding lawsuits against journalists.