5 Cities of the future

Cities of the future as we move forward we’re noticing a huge strain on old city structures as they struggle to cope with outdated infrastructure that cost billions to install I mean you only need to look at Australia’s national broadband network to see the sorts of disasters that we’re facing so this week let’s take a look at five cities that are leading the way forward number one Dubai this city is already known for innovation and technology not to mention its mega projects such as palm island and the world a possible new mega project was announced in 2008 and if it actually starts the 2,400 meter tall Dubai vertical city would not only become the tallest skyscraper in the world nearly doubling the size of current tallest it would be a city in itself with a bullet train like elevator travelling 200 km/h to ascend the tower Dubai already has flying drone taxis capable of seating one person for 23 minutes zipping through our skies and whilst humans aren’t yet allowed to travel in one it’s only a matter of time until they do Dubai has also ordered a fleet of Tesla driverless cars for the Dubai Taxi corporation and whilst countries such as Italy are still fighting against uber Dubai has not only accepted these changes but fully embraced at making automation a part of everyday life Dubai has also taken to Frede printing houses with the first building being freely printed in Dubai the future design centre now some of this is available due to devise relatively small population and the need to bring in outside labor for mundane tasks automation removes this need allowing the Emiratis to continue living our lives that very accustomed to just with robots doing the jobs not immigrants number 2 Singapore a city-state that has really shown us a way for a country with limited resources lots of people and little space the Singaporean government aims to further develop the country into a smart nation not anyone could ever claim it was stupid now the somewhat vague mission statements of the smart national platform aims to improve connectivity for initiatives such as the heterogeneous network or hit net a plan to connect all the sensor networks to provide real-time data analytics being so small and compact Singapore has always had a focus on being clean and green in order to accommodate for its densely packed population many tourists are familiar with the $500 chewing-gum fine and littering laws however with little natural resources Singapore decided to become a global leader in trading focusing on connecting people in cargo better than anyone else in the world this can be seen through the port to the airport and of course through their banking system in order to stay on top Singapore has had to utilize technology faster than any other city in the world and its relatively small population and geographic size becomes the perfect testing grounds for new tech making Singapore an almost living laboratory Singapore is extremely forward-thinking and is already introducing autonomous vehicles onto the city streets with the release of an autonomous bus and more to follow in coming years moreover Singapore is a perfect example of how to turn a concrete jungle into a Metropolitan paradise with a large focus on green and returning flora back to the city Singapore is a city existing city should look to model in the coming decades number three King Abdullah economic City this new business hub of a Middle East is being built on the Red Sea in order to take advantage of the fact that 24 percent of global trade moves through the Red Sea ke EC is built completely around the port that’s one of the biggest in the area and will be one of the top ten busiest ports in the world with 30 deepwater hubs this 100 billion dollar trail has a high focus on jobs and business and this is seen in the Phase two of the plan the industrial valley which is built on a petrochemical plant industrial valley already has 60 international companies coming to set up shop where all manufacturing and production will occur to take advantage of the ease of distribution not only as kec built upon a world-class port it’s also linked to the main cities of Saudi Arabia via high-speed train connecting Jeddah Mecca and Medina in less than an hour it’s also built upon a massive road network connecting the entire country however King Abdullah economic City is community focused and construction has already begun on the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology which after receiving a twenty billion dollar endowment from the king himself makes it the third best funded university in the world behind Harvard and Yale it’s also the first mixed-gender University in Saudi and at 36 square kilometers in size it houses a Marine Sanctuary Museum and research facility number 4 Songdo dubbed the connected city this thirty-five billion dollar project began in 2001 and is built out of reclaimed land up to 1500 acres in one of the most densely populated countries in the world South Korea with 40% of the city being parks and green spaces including mimicking global icons such as Central Park for Grand Canal and the Savannah and Georgia this city is about connecting people together the most futuristic thing about Songdo is that the whole city is connected for a central network businesses schools and residences are all connected meaning everyone would be able to control the functions of their home remotely and everyone would be able to interact for a video from everywhere Songdo is being designed as the central business district for Northeast Asia and is creating a family lifestyle that those who live in Seoul and not so accustomed to open space walk to the Central Park and being able to control their home from their phone unlocking doors speaking areas of energy use and reducing them and turning appliances off the city even sucks rubbish directly from people’s kitchens straight to a processing plant via underground suction tubes the entire city runs off sensors from alerting the government when problems occur – letting you know exactly where your buses and when it will arrive number five mesda this green city has been designed as a massive experiment mezda is a zero carbon zero waste city on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi cars are completely forbidden those arriving must park outside and then take personal Rapid Transit vehicles to their destination these are one two two-person automated pod type cars that move around the city all by themselves because of the lack of cars streets as we know them are not necessary and therefore mazda has much smaller narrower streets designed for pedestrians but it’s also this design that helps cool mesda from a hot Arabian Sun a lot of time and energy winner – researching how to build buildings that match the technology so that all uses a lot less energy and as a result houses are designed perfection using new materials to deflect or absorb the sun’s rays and the city uses wind technology and smart design to cool the city to a point that it’s 15 degrees Celsius cooler been downtown Abu Dhabi fully sustainable the project started in 2006 to create entire cities powered by renewable energy and once finished in 2025 will house up to 40,000 people it currently runs a 10 megawatt production plant however construction of a 100 megawatt production plant has begun this will far outweigh the amount of energy the city needs and will send the extra electricity into nearby Abu Dhabi planned as a hub for clean tech technologies though it’s not yet inhabited by any residence the eco-city will primarily host commercial and manufacturing facilities for environmentally friendly products mesda is currently home to the master institute of science and technology a facility focused on research and ways to save our environment with one of those projects being a recycling center that uses all the waste material from construction into the construction of new buildings mesda is being dubbed the green print of how cities can accommodate rapid urbanization and dramatically reduce energy water and waste so that brings us to a close of five cities of the future an interesting thing to note is that all these cities are in Asia as Asia proves once again to be leading the rest of the world into becoming the continent of the future if you enjoyed this video then please like subscribe and share with your friends and make sure you check out more of our future five

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