One of our recent posts addressed how the lack of community in modern society may have hidden implications. Let’s take a look at some of the proposed solutions for the future of our cities/towns.
James Ehrlich is the founder of ReGen —a modern day take on what a community can look like if built from the ground up.
The five principles behind the ReGen Villages are:
- Energy positive homes.
- Door-step high-yield organic food production.
- Mixed renewable energy and storage.
- Water and waste recycling.
- Empowerment of local communities.
Mercer Survey is the gold standard of quality of life survey. The following cities have the highest rankings based off of their studies.
- San Sebastián, Spain
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Madison, Wisconsin
- San Jose, California
- Åarhus, Denmark
- Bergen, Norway
- Basel, Switzerland
- Utrecht, Netherlands
- Oslo, Norway
An important factor behind how we will see cities shift will clearly involve the move away from designing for cars and focus on designing for pedestrians. These articles help show the impact driverless cars may have.
Alphabet is currently planning a city of the future. They will use this project to experiment with some of the recent ideas that have come out out Sidewalk Labs– their version of a think tank for the future of cities.