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  • 1. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 1 The ALIVE-ing City Taylor’s University | FNBE FEB 2014 Name : ANG WEI YI Student ID : 0317885
  • 2. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 2 Introduction In this final project, we are required to understand what is a “city”, its development and history, components, elements and what makes a better city. The best way to understand a city is to explore and investigate a city first hand. Every city is different yet the heart of every city is the people and their activities. In this final project, we will also need to investigate about a past, present and future city. With the information collected, we are required to propose our own future city. The future city should focus on the needs of the people, the facilities, infrastructures, and how it will sustain itself in the future.
  • 3. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 3 The City A city is a relatively large and permanent human settlement. Although there is no agreement on how a city is distinguished from a town within general English language meanings, many cities have a particular administrative, legal, or historical status based on local law. Cities generally have complex systems for sanitation, utilities, land usage, housing, and transportation. The concentration of development greatly facilitates interaction between people and businesses, benefiting both parties in the process. A big city or metropolis usually has associated suburbs and exurbs. Such cities are usually associated with metropolitan areas and urban areas, creating numerous business commuters travelling to urban centers for employment. Once a city expands far enough to reach another city, this region can be deemed a conurbation or megalopolis.
  • 4. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 4 Investigation & Data Collection 1. Ancient Cities Jerash is one of the largest and well-preserved ancient Roman ruins outside of Italy. It is located 48 km north of Amman and nestled in a quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead. The excavation revealed a formal and sophisticated Roman city with elegant colonnaded streets, spacious plaza, baths, fountains, grand theaters and impressive temples. The main thing that surprised me the most about Jerash is the Cardo Maximus, which is the main Roman road in Jerash. A vast array of shops and markets were here, serving the local community. It was the main artery of the city and it was also lined with many of the city's most important buildings. It also was a conduit for chariots, and if you look closely enough at the rough stone surface, you can see the marks of where chariot wheels have carved tracks into it. Besides, the Cardo has an underground sewage system which ran the full length of it. The regular holes at the sides of the Cardo drained rainwater into the sewers. I would like to implement a rehabilitation of the wastewater treatment infrastructure in Jerash with some process improvements could occur in my future city.
  • 5. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 5 2. Present Cities Melbourne, one of the world’s most liveable cities, is the capital city of Victoria, Australia. What is so great about Melbourne? A huge part of what makes this city great are the atmospherics, how this city is laid out and the architecture which graces it. In this era of being green and saving money, the ability to get around town quickly and easily is a major point of consideration. Melbourne has done a mostly good job of this through its extensive tram network. Melbourne’s cable tram network dates back to the 1870s and today is the largest urban tramway network in the world with more than 400 tram cars and 150 miles of track. It is not the most popular form of public transportation in the city though; more people actually use the equally extensive commuter railway network linking the city with outlying neighbourhoods and suburbs. In addition, Melbourne has an airport that is easy to get to and away from. It is just as important to get out of a big city as it is to get to it. Slow transport to the major airport can be a rip-off, a waste of time or cause you to miss your flight. Skybus operates between the city and airport for $16, gets you there in 20 minutes and leaves every 10 minutes. Moreover, a key component to any great city is the ability to escape to great recreation areas easily and quickly. For Melbourne, there are plenty of amazing places to visit. The Great Ocean Road, Healesville Sanctuary and Phillip Island are just a few of the easy escapes for Melbournians. Philip Island in particular impressed people for offering a fun, family-friendly getaway that serves as the perfect urban escape. For more than fifteen years, the City of Melbourne has been working to become one of the world’s most sustainable cities. The City of Melbourne has announced it will reimburse half the cost of solar panels and LED lighting upgrades in common areas of
  • 6. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 6 apartment buildings, up to the value of $3000. The rebates are part of the Smart Blocks program, a national initiative designed to help apartment owner’s work with owner’s corporations and building managers to reduce and energy costs and carbon emissions. I would like to implement these good qualities of Melbourne to create environmentally healthy, vibrant and sustainable cities where people respect one another and nature, to the benefit of all.
  • 7. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 7 3. Future Cities Green Float City Shimizu, a Japanese technology company has designed a Green Float city concept where we all live like a single plant, blend into and living and growing harmoniously with Nature as part of the ecosystem. A futuristic city that grows just like a lily floating on the water where the sunlight is plentiful and the impact of typhoons is minimal. Green Float concept involves a number of cells where each one is 1 kilometre wide. Each cell would be free to float on the Pacific Ocean but also can be joined together to form larger towns or cities. 1. Green innovation: • Recognize the limits of industrialized civilization and learn from natural systems
  • 8. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 8 • Examples:  Beyond CO2 reduction towards carbon negative  Food self-sufficiency and zero waste  100% renewable energy 2. Float innovation: • Create new possibilities for city locations (the ocean surface) • Examples:  Save island nations from rising sea levels  Immune from the impact of earthquakes and tsunamis  Free from typhoons and hurricanes
  • 9. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 9 Lilypad: A Floating City Belgian Architect Vincent Callebaut designed a special accommodation for climate change refugees as experts feels that many island and cities will be lost and completely submerged in the future due to rising tides, reports Mariya Rasheeda. Considering the alarming forecast of the GIEC (Intergovernmental group on the evolution of the climate) that the ocean level should rise from 20 to 90 cm during the 21st century with a status quo by 50 cm (versus 10 cm in the 20th century), an award winning Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut designed floating cities that would house 50,000 people displaced from the effects of global warming and other ecological disasters. The people would live and work inside these floating cities itself, which will keep floating all the time.
  • 10. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 10
  • 11. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 11 Case Study | Lilypad: A Floating City Inspiring Design The floating city is named as Lilypad as they are based on the design of a lilypad. According to Mr. Callebaut, “The design of the city is inspired by the shape of the great Amazonia Victoria Regia Lilypad and the goal behind this project is to create a harmonious coexistence of human and nature. The project has double objectives not only to widen sustainability in offshore territories of most developed countries, but also above all to grant the housing of future climatic refugees of the next submerged ultra-marine territories". Major cities including London, New York and Tokyo are seen as being at huge risk from oceans that could rise by as much as three feet by the end of this century, says the futurist in a report. Floating Ecopolis Lilypad's creator describes the city as a floating ecopolis for climate refuges. The project is a long-term solution to the problem of rising water. It is an amphibious city without any roads and cars and the whole city is covered by plants housed in a suspended garden. A lilypad will float around the world as an independent and fully self-sustainable home. It has a lagoon at its center for soft water collection and purification of rainwater and this artificial lagoon is also entirely immersed, thus ballasting the city. It enables to live in the heart of the subaquatic depths. The multifunctional programming is based on three marinas and three mountains dedicated respectively to work, shops and entertainment. The whole set is covered by a stratum of planted housing in suspended gardens and crossed by a network of streets and alleyways with an organic outline.
  • 12. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 12 Eco-friendly Structure Entirely auto-sufficient, Lilypad takes up the four main challenges launched by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) in March 2008 – climate, biodiversity, water and health. It reached a positive energetic balance with zero carbon emission by the integration of all the renewable energies (solar, thermal and photovoltaic energies, wind energy, hydraulic, tidal power station, osmotic energies, phytopurification, biomass) producing thus more energy than it consumes! A true biotope entirely recyclable, this floating Ecopolis tends towards positive eco-accountancy in oceanic ecosystems by producing and softening itself oxygen and electricity, by recycling the CO2 and waste, by purifying and softening biologically used water and by integrating ecological niches, aquaculture fields and biotic corridors on and under its body to meet its own food needs. This means that it will be eco-friendly and will run on renewable energy. It will only float and move about with the currents and movement of the seas themselves. Neither the cost of the building the city nor the cost of living there has been revealed.
  • 13. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 13 The lilypad joins on the mode of anticipation particular to Jules Verne’s literature, the alternative possibility of a multicultural floating Ecopolis whose metabolism would be in perfect symbiosis with the cycles of nature. It will be one of the major challenges of the 21st Century to create an international convention inventing new means to accommodate environmental migrants by recognizing their rights and obligations. Political and social challenges apart urban sustainable development must, more than ever, enter in resonance with human sustainable development!
  • 14. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 14 All in all, the technology behind Lilypad for CO2 reduction and energy conservation is what I needed most! They are trying to achieve a carbon negative system by adopting the newest next-generation technologies to eliminate fossil fuel. A range of natural energy sources including space solar power satellites, ocean thermal energy conversion, waves, wind and solar power will be considered for my future city.
  • 15. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 15 The ALIVE-ing City Zoning of the ALIVE-ing City:
  • 16. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 16 Transport and Networking of the ALIVE-ing City:
  • 17. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 17 Energy of the ALIVE-ing City:
  • 18. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 18 A Futuristic Recycling Society: The blessings of sunlight and the ocean permit 100% food self-sufficiency by cultivating the riches of the sea and land. It is a city that recycles resources by converting waste into energy. It is a city for the environmental era that is self-reliant and places no burden on the environment.
  • 19. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 19 Residential Area of the ALIVE-ing City:
  • 20. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 20 Agriculture of the ALIVE-ing City:
  • 21. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 21 Architectural Buildings in the ALIVE-ing City:
  • 22. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 22 The Water System in the ALIVE-ing City: The Stadium in the ALIVE-ing City:
  • 23. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 23 The Skyscrapers in the ALIVE-ing City:
  • 24. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 24 The Street in the ALIVE-ing City:
  • 25. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 25 Conclusion In conclusion, I have learned that we should learn from history to achieve a better future city. To achieve a great city, we need to consider many things such as the complexity of road systems, transportation, building laws, markets, business centre, sports events, food distribution, educational systems, sanitation, utilities, land usage, housing and etcetera. Besides that, if we want to make a better city in the future, the best thing we can do is positively address how we make decisions about the increasing population growth, urban planning and social infrastructure. We should really learned from the past, present and the future cities as having exceptional public transport, low levels of pollution, locally produced renewable energy, ambitious energy and water conservation programs, a focus on local food production and a vibrant community-based culture in the future city. By tackling our reliance on non-renewable resources and rethinking how we measure the quality of our lives, we can create healthy, low carbon cities free of social disadvantage. We may never be able to create a perfect city, but we can certainly make improvements. A great city is a city that is sustainable and liveable.
  • 26. ENBE | Final Project | Part A – Report | The Future City Representation Ang Wei Yi | 0317885 | Group i | FNBE Feb 2014 | Taylor’s University 26 Reference Links 1. http://www.nbmcw.com/articles/green-construction/647-lilypad-a-floating-city.html 2. http://www.shimz.co.jp/english/theme/dream/greenfloat.html 3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City 4. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Y90iQauC3V0/TAN0lefeXXI/AAAAAAAAA6c/De9Utcb meok/s1600/Bike+share+fed+square+010s.jpg