Approximately sixty percent of humanity will live in urban areas in the near future. These billions of people will not just inhabit cities, but megacities that will be economic, cultural, and political centers – and potential conflict zones. Conventional discussions about the future of warfare often fail to capture the epic challenge of preparing for – and preventing – urban warfare in megacities. With that in mind, the Art of Future Warfare project hosted a panel discussion June 23 on Envisioning the Future of Urban Warfare at the Atlantic Council. The panel featured Max Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of World War Z, Jon Chang, the writer of the Black Powder Red Earth series, Caerus Associates CEO Dr. Erin Simpson and the latest war-art contest winner, Alex Brady.