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The cities of tomorrow

the future of urban & regional planning

Dissertation Presented by C.Faiz Ahmed, Reg: no:cities of The 2009803005, III Sem, M.Plan, School of Architecture & Planning, Anna tomorrow Chennai. University,


Table of content:

The context


Yesterday’s tomorrow


Impact of information technology & communication on cities…

Mobility on demand Changing social life



Designing cities for 3 degree of climate change

Urban utopia


Image of the metropolis



The cities of tomorrow


and forecasts of the future were based on nonscientific methods. The cities of tomorrow 33 . high and low points.1. and learning using present methods and values. for the first time. This has given us.   Now satellites circle the globe beaming down information in fractions of a second about everything that impacts our lives. etc. the ability to monitor the health of the planet. geological hot and cold spots. and the warming of the planet. divination of animal 5 parts. acting. nothing is farther from the truth – especially in today’s rapidly changing world. crystal balls. The context Are we prepared to design the future? Although many of us feel we can prepare for our future by thinking. This information is very valuable for projecting weather patterns. religious fervor. where people live. hallucinations.   This study is an attempt to understand the cites of tomorrow and the future of urban and regional planning. Prophets and sages presented visions of the future based on dreams.   For generations past it was impossible to direct the future much beyond the present moment.

eventually saturating the available habitable land and organized into one organized city.1. b. in order to achieve its goals. middle. 2.2 Methodology The COF project.1. it is obvious that any of these figures would lead to an expansion of occupied and. Using assumptions which would provide “end points” into the furthest future (high. The idea for a research on the future of cities was already conceived as early as 1958.……………. Novermber 2003 The cities of tomorrow 44 . 2. thus providing a “starting point” for estimates concerning the near future. ……… 2. Extrapolating the existing trends.2. low) ………….1.3 Findings Even if only the population projections were to be considered.4 Conclusion Presented by Myrto Antonopoulou-Bogdanou.1 Doxiadis & the future of cities 2. Yesterday’s tomorrow 2.1.Doxiadis in 1960. used techniques such as: a.1 Introduction The City of the Future (COF) was the first Research Project launched by Constantinos A.

3 The plan of the city 2. 2.2.2. population.. traffic. density of population. the station……….2. Abdrew Blowers The cities of tomorrow 55 .2.2 A contemporary city Le Corbusier 2.2 Methodology Site selection.4 The city and its aesthetic The future of cities. lungs. 2. the street.2. Yesterday’s tomorrow 2.1 Introduction The use of technical analysis and architectural synthesis enabled le Corbusier to draw up for a contemporary city of 3 million inhabitants………….

2.4 Social cities Ebenezer Howard 2. Yesterday’s tomorrow 2.1 Introduction In the city of yesterday ground space was reckoned by the square foot……………….3.3 City of future Frank Lloyd Wright 2. Abdrew Blowers The cities of tomorrow 66 .4.2.1 Introduction Garden city experiment the stepping stone to a higher and better form of industrial life generally……………… The future of cities.

. Jess Gaspar The cities of tomorrow 77 ......3... Information Technology and the Future of Cities...3 Broadband city Aimed at bridging the innovation gap between technology/platform development and the rapid active use of new Internet-based services via common open platforms. Impact of information technology & communication on cities… 3... Introduction Will improvements in information technology eliminate face-to-face interactions and make cities obsolete?..1.2 Telecommunications and cities 3.. 3...

When you want to go somewhere. Mobility on demand 4.4. compact.3 case study Mobility on demand future of transportation in cities The cities of tomorrow 88 . drive it to the rack nearest to your destination. you imply walk to the nearest rack. 4.2 Clean. and drop it off.1. energy efficient vehicles 4. Introduction Mobility-on-demand systems provide stacks and racks of light electric vehicles or bicycles at closely spaced intervals throughout a city. swipe a card to pick up a vehicle.

Introduction The aim of this new social design is to encourage a new incentive system.1. 5.2.2 Distribution of resources If you desire an item.1. servitude. an order would be placed and the item automatically delivered directly to your place of residence without a price tag. you may well understand that the most profound effects are not in the technologies. and power………………… 5. Changing social life 5.Koen Elzerman The cities of tomorrow 99 . but in our lifestyles Future with shrinkage . Family matter’s While new technologies are quite amazing. property.5. or debt of any kind……………. one that is no longer directed toward the shallow and self-centered goals of wealth.1.1.

1. Dongtan Eco-city a case study a. Reduced Ecological Footprint c. The translation of science into policy and practice that stems the acceleration of greenhouse gas production. Water strategy d.6. In parallel. Transportation strategy e. global climate change and its current and potential consequences for life property and prosperity is now accepted as the major challenge for human society in the next 100 years. Introduction The activities of urban settlements are key contributors to climate change factors. particularly carbon.. 5. Designing cities for 3 degree of climate change Conclution Adapting buildings & cities for climate change – Sue Roaf The cities of tomorrow 1010 . while also ensuring social and economic development is still in its infancy……. Low Carbon Eco-City Planning and Development b.

2 Case studies I. The cost of operation and maintenance and overall inefficiency is high…… The new cities would provide a total environment with clean air and water. access to information. and transportation systems. entertainment. good nutrition.1 Introduction Local governments spend lots of time and resources attempting to update our current cities. health care. V.1. roads.1. Sustainable city IV. Circular city Floating city Compact city II.7. Urban utopia 7. Zero emission city Adapting buildings & cities for climate change – Sue Roaf The cities of tomorrow 1111 . III. and education for all…………… 7.

8. Image of the metropolis The cities of tomorrow 1212 .

9. Conclusion The cities of tomorrow 1313 .

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