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    Cities that think?
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    Cities that think?
    It would be far easier and would require less energy to build new, efficient cities than to attempt to update and solve the problems of the old ones. Future By Design proposes a city that would use the most sophisticated available resources and construction techniques. Its geometrically elegant and efficient circular arrangement will be surrounded by, and incorporated into the city design, parks and lovely gardens. The city will be designed to operate with the minimum expenditure of energy using the cleanest technology available, which will be in harmony with nature to obtain the highest possible standard of living for everyone. The Venus Project's Circular City arrangement is comprised of the following:

    1. The central dome or theme center will house the core of the cybernated system, educational facilities, access center, computerized communications networking systems, health and child care facilities.

    2. The buildings surrounding the central dome provide the community with centers for cultural activities such as the arts, theater, exhibitions, concerts, and various forms of entertainment.

    3. The residential units, apartments and the design centers are beautifully landscaped in natural surroundings, adjacent to dining and other amenities.

    4. Areas are set aside for renewable clean sources of energy such as wind generators, solar, heat concentrating systems, geothermal, photovoltaic and others.

    5. The agricultural belt, with many transparent enclosed buildings, will be used to grow a wide variety of organic plants without the use of pesticides.

    6. A circular waterway for irrigation and filtration surrounds the agricultural belt.

    7. The outermost perimeter is utilized for recreational activities such as biking, golfing, hiking and riding, etc.

    All the facilities are available to everyone without cost in a resource based economy. The sole purpose of this sophisticated technology is to free people from boring monotonous tasks, make available a much higher standard of living, and provide more leisure time.

    With an opportunity for constant growth and achievement people could have the time and freedom to choose the lifestyle they find most fulfilling. The city is designed to serve the needs of every member of society.

    Sun, Dec 16, 2007  Permanent link
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    sjef     Sun, Dec 16, 2007  Permanent link
    This is Jaque Fresco's Future by Design you're referring to yeah?

    His 'Research Center' housing looks pretty neat, living the dream haha.

    Awesome retro-futurism on display there.
    invisableman     Sun, Dec 16, 2007  Permanent link
    Yes it is a design by Jaque Fresco. I have a link to the site posted. I think his city designs are marvelous.
    nedzen     Mon, Dec 21, 2009  Permanent link
    and they are not the only ones. A team of danish architects presented at TED their last project of redesigning an island entirely using natural models for their buildings combined with systems for filtering residual water and using the solar energy.

    alert     Tue, Dec 22, 2009  Permanent link
    Future by design projects are totally past
    SAILOR     Sat, Dec 26, 2009  Permanent link
    I wish this came soon enough.