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Future City

The Circular City
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Victor Odouard

on 19 July 2010

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Transcript of Future City

The Future City Note: All the lines do not represent streets.
They represent the lines of public transportation.
There is no car travel in this city. The Sections Transit Note: If there is a special location needed for a certain activity (for example, the beach) or a power source (for example, ocean for tidal turbines) only found in nature, we will take advantage of it and build whatever facilities needed in that area, which would of course be out of the activities usual location. This is the core public transportation system of the city. Its concept was born because the inventor, who happens to be myself, thought that someone should be able to get anywhere on the city grid without switching trains. Of course, this can be done with cars, but it is a much more challenging task to formulate it with public transit. The Concept Execution Once you have picked your general direction at the station, you will move forward. You have a whole of one section on the grid (~1 kilometer) to switch from on car to another. This is a very easy task, so don't worry (look at the interior floor plan of a whole train to view how it can be done). Switching cars is necessary because each car has a different function. One car goes straight, one car turns right, and one car turns left. However, one cannot do a full turnaround at just one intersection. This way, one can arrive anywhere on the city grid without switching trains. Key S= Straight car
R= Right car
L=Left car

The arrows on the track the path
that car will take.
The thick arrows next to the track
show the general direction of the
track.
Each group of three boxes is a train,
each box is a car.
The small lines represent the tracks the
cats operate on. The Interior The interior of the cars are horizontal rather than vertical. This is so that there is easy traveling between all the cars. In this way, people can, with no problem, decide when they must switch from car to car in the train. There are no seats in the right and left cars because they consume too much space and easy traveling must be permitted. There is always ate least a 3/4 meter walkway for easy traveling. Intersection Station The Station The Station is located just after the intersection to maximize the time to change cars for people already on the train and people boarding. The train pulls onto a special turnoff for half a minute, loads all its passengers, and backs out. After this, it continues on its way Dimensions The Concept This city is supposed to be as efficient as possible. The center of the city is where the most important buildings
are located, such as the schools and office buildings. These buildings are all very tall, so it is an efficient use of space. The circular shape allows to have a hub for transit, a place where all the transit on the "spokes" of the circle lead. Also, the circular shape Allows for the city to be very dense in the middle, and then recede as it goes out. This is why the recreational, argricultural and energy producing areas are towards the outer portion Execution The city is split up into sections . The residential area is the by far the biggest, located in between the "In Town", Recreation and Town Center areas. On the outer strip there are power facilities. Residential The residential district, as you may have noticed, is smaller than that of most cities. This
is so that space can be saved, letting nature have as much land as possible. The designated
residential area also helps prevent urban sprawl, which will both require lots of transportation,
therefore using up energy and lots of land, therefore not letting nature spread. The way we can
manage with such a small residential area is skyscrapers, which allow for a very dense population. "In Town" The In-Town area is the place where people can just let loose. They can go to the movies, eat at restaurants, get a coffee and go shopping. The "In Town" Area also consists of very open skyscrapers that can accomodate many stores, restaurants and similar places. Town Center The Town Center Area is the area where the offices, schools, and government buildings are located. There is a very
green park in the middle, also. It is located in the center of the whole city. Recreation The Recreational area is where all the recreational activities that require outdoor space are located. There are sports fields, pools, and much more in this area. Agriculture & Energy Each city is self sufficient with its power and food. Power self sufficiency is important so no power is lost and so people realize they need to use green energy. Agricultural self-sufficiency is important to encourage organic growing, because everybody sees the production. Also, the produce does not need to be transported a very long distance to reach people's mouths. The agricultural area is so small because it puts rotating towers to use, which allows for a lot of plants to be grown in a very small place.
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