Tag: urban planning


Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware (Full Documentary) | Future Cities | WIRED

a-texas-full-of-tokyos_800pxTake the expansive space of Texas with its iconic shape, then overlay into that the most dense city in the world. An experiment of a densely populated the area and let’s see what comes of this.

East & West collide. Many notions of both places can be construed. If you were to take these opposing mindsets and work them together what could happen?

US & Tokyo Proportion Efficiency Map 1:200mi scale.

Thinking about the density of Tokyo and what it would be like to reduce our overall land footprint in the the United States to a microscopic level. I chose 10 locations to more than equal our population with a 25 year estimated advance in growth.

All living areas, cities that already have a dense population that can be migrated into the most efficient living centers – ziggurats that employ gardens and parks in proportion to each tower. With commercial areas for meeting and transportation centers to collect people at HyperLoop + This one too, hubs to easily get to specific work and recreational zones located around the U.S.

We currently have developed less than 5% of our land, but with focused density we could cut this by a factor of 100. Then use more open space for recreation and leisure. Also, by focusing our

agricultural and manufacturing to more efficient locations and geographic relationships we would gain a very powerful use of land.

We can start to be more efficient with how we handle our water, energy needs, food, living environment, daily regimen of exercise, human interaction and social connectedness.

ziggurat city plan based on .5 mile grid.

Other Research:

Live in a skyscraper:
Housing Projects
1 square mile project – utopian environment possible?
Water plan
Water / sewer potential
Food potential
Food handling, containers reuse, recycle:
Power potential
Clothing / Practical yet room for personal expression: Bamboo / Cotton
Outdoor Health, Recreation & Activities: see map
Vacations: see map
Manufacturing: see map
Building Materials: see map
Spare Parts & Repairs: see map