We may all conjure up different images when we try to think what cities in the future will look like, say 20, 50, or 100 years from now. For the optimistically minded, these cities may be idyllic, clean, hi-tech, and utopian, while for the more pessimistic among us, such cities may look bleak, barren, in disrepair, and dystopian. To give a bit more credence towards the former vision, most cities are — in general — tending towards greener and more optimal technologies and design plans. It is therefore fascinating to consider how a major city in the far future will look, assuming that green city planning continues to flourish, although, indubitably, green cities of the future are likely to look and function in a way beyond our comprehension, given the limits of our current technology and the unpredictability of future technological discoveries and developments.
Originally published at https://www.samwoolfe.com on April 6, 2020.