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future cities after 500 years
hi everyone
actually i had a discussion in my college , what would be design of future cities after 500, many of them were focusing on high end technologies like buildings hanging on high tension cables n that people will travel through metro or tube trains on this cables, terrace gardens n playgrounds, terrace helipads ..they dnt need to come on ground for any of their needs and ground would be open green space

on contrary i was on the point that after 500 years people will go back to their roots,their attachment to mother earth,use of less hi-tech things to reduce global warming...

what is ur response???
Naaznin Lalani
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future cities after 500 years
hello Naaznin. i suppose it would be worth asking 'How much have we learned about, and how much of humanity remain unchanged, for the past 500 years?'
Jofer Magsi
future cities after 500 years
thanks jofer
thats true
i wud like to explain with an example like the challenges we as humans are facing have again changed us to our grounds...like say due to pollution n global warming we are taking initiatives like more of bicycles on road....car free future cities,etc....so do we now need such hi-tech cities where we are not at all satisfied?????
Naaznin Lalani
future cities after 500 years
in the past 500 years, were humans ever satisfied?
Jofer Magsi
future cities after 500 years
Hello Naaznin,
Interesting topic to ponder upon! The way things are panning out 500 years may be too far in time & space. Let's take just 100 years for starters and what with global warming,wars & waste I foresee a future with half the population living/existing on the village format as it was 100 years ago with brick & lime architectural communities.Remember the cyclical nature of our existence,where our wise one's will finally come to their senses and treasure our only "space" and build with respect to mother earth by using what it provides us with and not abusing it by creating all these "frankenstein" materials leading to the incremental deterioraton of our living fabric!!
Aali Qayoom
Aali Qayoom
future cities after 500 years
100 years sounds more reasonable. let's begin with common items, say, fastfood. how do you see this in the future?
Jofer Magsi
future cities after 500 years
Even we thought 500 yrs r more but this was the design brief given in competition of annual NASA in india
Naaznin Lalani
future cities after 500 years
could it be that NASA was more interested about cities in outer space or planet colonies? perhaps a self-sufficient underwater city could simulate this.
Jofer Magsi
future cities after 500 years
off-course......less high tech and sustaibale but open,less chaoesed,shall follow the human development of brain with precise creature comforts dependent on natural cycels than artificial energy consumed products.
Dushyant Nathwani
future cities after 500 years
less chaos but more randomness.
Abdulrahman El-Taliawi
future cities after 500 years
I think its about how to use technology to promote nature and not to roll back our technological advancement in favor of primitivism - which is basicaly impossible!

How to be technologically advanced in a more conscious way to what we really need... and what do we really need?
Abdulrahman El-Taliawi
future cities after 500 years
While man has been able to conquer space and walk on the surface of the moon, yet man is still killing man on the surface of the earth, repeating what Abel did with Cain at the begining of creation.

The moral conscience of man has developed very slowly in contrast to scientific and materialistic development, which continues to advance at an increasing rate.

Human civilization has witnessed the birth of the human conscience but, until now, it continues to make its very first steps.

In the past couple of days as i indulged on the question of what we need, i arrived to the conclusion that our cities don't lack technology or architectural thought; nor is it unaware of its need for a more natural approach to the human life, but an awakening to the human conscience. To understand that money and power breed greed; that greed invokes conflict; that conflict depletes nations; that depleted peoples suffer of poverty, ignorance and need, and consequently feed on hatred and greed. When the two halves of the world is greedy and in need, no one then thinks about earth, fellow man or the future and the resultant of their actions.

The problem with the world is that the developed half is busy getting more developed, more powerful and rich, while the other half lives in a swamp of poverty and ignorance and they both don't have time to care for what we are all joined on claiming to care for!!!

An awakening to the human conscience is what we need!
Abdulrahman El-Taliawi
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