Future City: A Vision by Sabia Haneef

Future City…

City :  In many ways the smart city is simply good urban planning that incooperate both advances in digital technology and new thinking in the age-old city of relationship, community environmental sustainability, participatory transparency. Often, the intelligent city involves a reurbanization of cities, encouraging urbanites to focus their time, energy and abilities to the ongoing urban project through new layer of electronic connectivity. All smart cities are interactive cities.

            Our future city must be plan for people not for vehicles, building and businesses creating vibrant communities connection and relevance between people and place is paramount.

            No one-size-fits solutions exist across geographic location as urban planning will increasing be rooted in local culture but cities must be capable of sustaining transformation and addressing larger issues including public health, climate change ‘To thrive in future’ we need to maximize the value of our built environment and leverage to solve multiple problems.

            I think all cities are densely populated people will want to live close to their work and have all of the services they need close to all place they live. We achieve this desired density combined with new models of transport will be one of the most challenging elements of planning cities in the future.

Urban Planning will be Human centric

            Human centered design affords urban planners processes to see what happens when communities take an active role in designing.


  1. Reach out a wide cross-section of the community :

Integrating community constituents into that planning process isn’t always easy. Certain stakeholders will go out of their way to make their voice heard, but others will not be as eager to get involved.

  1. Facilitate a collective brainstorming session

A brainstorming session is the best type of meeting to hold first, this format allows you to present the design challenges at hand and ask for the public’s ideas around a solution. Because everything is on the table at this phase, it’s a space for people to dream big about what they want their community.

  1. Interview the community as a group

Unlike the wide open free for all that you brainstorming session encourages a group interview is set up to invite differing opinion and dissent. The purpose of such a meeting is to capture these diverse point of view hear everyone voice and also hear these differing perspective all together to gain perspective of how the community at large operates and what their values.

Principal for Digital Urbanism: The Role of Technology in the future of our city

Digital technologies offer new form of online human connectivity. Does this we no longer need traditional city layouts? Not at all

The Lure of online

There is body of professionals thought that believes we no longer need cities at least in the relatively large continuous connectivity form in which they have evolved over centuries instead the view is that connected online, people can low live in small scale town which are supposedly more humane. People can disconnect physically and reconnect online by creating connection between them. The spatial pattern of a village town or city is the principal organizer of human movement and interaction as well as flow of services. These flow lead to enacting of social and economic transaction which are building blocks of society of culture and therefore of being human.

A digital future ?

A digital technology is a new urban utility of immense value to the social, economic and environmental performance of cities. Undoubtedly digital technology can take a great share of the strain where physical connectivity is an issue. The digital economy is an attractor of investment particularly with starts up and therefore an attractor of talented people who settle and ultimate make place.

Digital Urbanism

However in adopting a new technologies urban policymaker should be careful not to abondo the historically successful form of dense, compact and continuously connected cities. The two processes online and on land should be made to work together to create an effective digital urbanism.

            Serendipitous encounter is perhaps the single most important advantage of urbanism and also more likely to pervade. Cities have been damaged by divising and polluting land use planning and highway engineering but these falling are recent mistake in the long history urbanism. They can should being fixed. Unless digital visionaries and urban leaders alike appreciate the risk of small scale dispered disconnected settlement pattern, they may be lulled by the quient imagery a highly damaging rural idyll. This would be detrimental to the social, economic, environmental sustainability of our urban places. The future city should continue to be densely connected by both physical and virtual mean built according to planning guidelines that focus on the creation of high quality interpersonal transactions.

Design cities that protect the needs of older people

            Cities are places for the young to find work and forget that an increasing proportion of the urban population is growing old. People aged over 60 actually represent the fastest growing cohort of urban population. We need to look beyond design and basic physical accessibility and consider whether the shared and public space of our cities – streets, roads, squares, and parks are actually pleasant palaces.

Put attention to what women need

In the new urban Agenda there are several mentions on how to address the needs of women and other vulnerable population groups age, gender and environment responsive solutions within the continuum of land and property right security of land tenure for women and urban life without fear of violence and intimidation and recognizing the working poor particularly women in the informal economy including the unpaid domestic and migrant workers to the urban economics.

Smart Highway focus on Illuminating roads with sustainable designs

The idea behind developing smart highways has lead designers to work on improving methods to illuminate roads in sustainable and intelligent ways. This focus on to use light on public roadways to communicate traffic information directly with drivers. Many engineers and roadways safety managers believe that focusing on ways to improve vehicle navigation system and onboard system only half of the equation. Here are few ways to improve vehicle navigation system and onboard system is only half of the equation. Improving driver safety with advanced system that could be implemented into smart highways of the future.


            The concept of green infrastructure is able to combat against these underlying problems. According to a recent study a green infrastructure is at the heart of changing the deterioration of urban areas. There are four central areas which are noted to reduce pollution increase biodiversity habitats and lower till effect within cities. By developing green places landscape architects and cities have the capacity of creating greater balance within the environment while maintaining the urban development take place.

Open space – Adding park, natural habitats and areas with surrounding greenery, there is the ability to reduce pollution. This assists with balancing the environment and also naturally absorbs and reduces hazards within the environment. Shade trees designated green region and public park are all able to reduce heat and naturally absorb and balance the city within green places.

Green Roofs : Many cities are beginning to notice the difference by adding greenery to roof and walls until and harm from pollution is often from the absorption of heat in the materials of buildings. Adding this elements provides a notable way to begin reducing the impact of hazardous zones offering greater balance with air pollution as well VHI while creating green places.

Greening Systems : Cities and landscape architects can consider both vertical and horizontal greening system to create green places. Green walls, facades and other elements can be added to building specifically to balance and protect against sediments and UHI. It is also possible to add environmentally friendly materials to pathways and roadways, specially to naturally apply balance to materials.

Technology is changing everyday city life, allowing is to instantly adapt to everything from storm threats to traffic jams.


  1. Roads : Roads will not be anymore the source of communication from one place to another. Airways will eliminate the present transport system.
  2. Banks : Banks will be totally mechanized and the level of technology will to the highest level.
  3. Hospitals : Hospital will be technically modified. All type of modern equipment will be available. Ambulance move in all city.
  4. Transportation : Car will be flying.

            No private transport only public transport if car is own they are pollute free.


            City is a large human settlement. Cities generally have extensive system for housing, transportation, sanitation, utilities, landuse and communication. Their density facilities interaction between people, government organizations and businesses, sometimes benefitting different parties in the process, open space given to the settlement plan the city with green environment for reducing the pollution and many disease caused by this. Whatever I presented in this assignment my desire for the layout of how a future city should be. If all the above points are kept in mind and the any city is designed I guess that part of the earth will be the most suitable one for habitation.

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