How you see things depends on where you sit.
From the top-down, your interest will be as an employee or elected member of a public authority.
As an individual, you see things from the bottom-up, on your behalf, or from the perspective of your local community or neighbourhood.
No-one knows how the future will be. And we may not know for some years. (Did we ever?) All we can say is that the future will be nothing like the past. Perhaps a paradigm shift is taking place.