Future Cities (07-22-21)

A new book reviews how future cities should be designed; conclusions are drawn from data collected during visits to 53 cities in 30 different countries and conversations with a variety of experts.  The Ideal City’s website reports that “our vision for the cities of tomorrow is built around five guiding principles. . . . A resourceful city manages to be both ecologically and economically sustainable. . . .  An accessible city is built for diversity, inclusion, and equality. . . . A shared city fosters a sense of community, collaboration, and togetherness. . . .  a safe city ensures a healthy environment to live in while providing access to resources such as food, water, shelter, and care, and fosters physical and mental wellbeing through access to healthcare and green spaces. . . . A desirable city is one that is a pleasure to be in. It is designed on a human scale, making everything accessible within a 15-minute walk.”  SPACE10, one of the authors of  The Ideal City, describes itself on the book’s website as “proudly supported by and entirely dedicated to IKEA.”

SPACE10 and gestalten.  The Ideal City. Gestalten; New York., https://space10.com/project/the-ideal-city-exploring-urban-futures/