Imagine what it would be like if you could take all the roads in your city and turn them into parks; covered with lawns and trees, criss-crossed with bicycle paths. Wouldn’t it be nice?
Developing nations such as China are currently going through an unprecedented urbanization process where large cities are built from nothing in only a few years. Unfortunately they are copying urban designs that they see in the west, instead of utilizing their unique chance to build in completely new ways.
Put traffic where it belongs – under ground
On these pages you will find a description of how ultra compact cities can be built where all the traffic is put underground, leaving the streets for parks and people. Short distances and good public transport links can be combined to create a walkable eco-city it would be very pleasant to live in.
The reduced travel time due to shorter distances would also help make its citizens considerably more efficient, turning ultra compact cities into unrivalled economic powerhouses.
- Cities are our future, but are we building the right future?
- The construction of an Ultra Compact City
- Underground Roads: Breaking the Paradox of Intensification
- Compact, densely populated cities are more productive places to live
- Ultra Compact facilitates mixed usage developments
- Get people to live downtown!
- Ultra Compact would give lower overall costs
- Doing the Engineering
- Policies required to create successful Ultra Compact Cities
- An Ultra Compact City would be a really pleasant place to live