Solutions for our Cities

Posted by  admin —May 5, 2009
Filed in Sustainability

Now here’s an entertaining little video called Future Cities from the World Science Festival. Here’s the description of the video …

“We stand at a crossroads. Cities must change radically to achieve long-term sustainability. Energy, food and water sources, transportation systems and basic infrastructure, must all adapt to emerging pressures from climate change, dwindling resources and growing urban populations.
Mitchell Joachim is an architect and urban designer as well as a partner in Terreform, a New York–based organization for philanthropic architecture and ecological design. His design of a compact, stackable “city car,” developed with the MIT Smart Cities Group, won the 2007 Time Magazine Best Invention of the Year.”

Here’s the video (enjoy 🙂

Future Cities from World Science Festival on Vimeo.

Why I like this?

Because these ideas know no boundaries. I think that the transportation of people (and food) is one area we can get dramatic chang ein over the next decade, particularly in cities. I like the boldness of these new designs and the ‘audacity’ to come up with stuff that is so different to what we have now.


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