When you think about what cities will look like in 2050, you might not be thinking about how planes will play a role in this. Yet you’re likely going to see a rise in air pads on buildings. Not because of the use of helicopters but rather, due to plane use. As we get closer to the future, planes will slowly become less reliant on fossil fuels than they are now. We’ve already seen the first fully electric plane travel 250 miles, which is certainly not going to be a distance anyone travels in a city. Due to this, one charge could take someone nearly anywhere in the city without having to deal with high traffic or public transportation. The cheapness of this travel will make it easier for people to afford it and likely we’ll see fully automated plane usage inside city limits by 2050 too.