What is a city?
•A city is a relatively large, important and permanent
•Have a particular administrative, legal, or historical
status based on local law.
•Made up of complex systems for sanitation, utilities,
land usage, housing, and transportation.
•Advanced and has large population
What makes a good city?
•Walkable with large footpaths along its road.
•Have residential, offices, retail, hospitality all adjacent to each other.
•Totally automobile independent. The roads should be full of taxi and buses with a minimum of private
•Great public places where people can congregate.
•Housing for all citizens
•A secure water supply and sanitation system.
•A solid economy
•Education provided for all the citizen.
Ancient City-Derinkuyu Underground City
•The underground city at Derinkuyu could be closed from the inside with large stone doors.
•Unique to the Derinkuyu complex and located on the second floor is a spacious room with a barrel vaulted
ceiling. (used as a religious school and the rooms to the left were studies)
•Has tunnel that connected with other underground cities.
•Has a passage way lead to the church at the lowest ground.
•The large 55 m ventilation shaft appears to have been used as a well. The shaft also provided water to both
the villagers above and, if the outside world was not accessible, to those in hiding.
•the city had air shafts which are up to 100 feet (30 m) deep.
•has a total 11 floors, though many floors have not been excavated.
From the ancient city, the things that I can learn from the city is I may
consider to build my city to multilayer city. A multilayer bring many
benefits such as some of the layer can be use to act as storage to store
some of my daily use items. Besides, multilayer city makes a city look
more advance and more complex compare to single layer city.
•The connections are considered tunnels architecturally and technically, but are air conditioned and have
lighting as good as any building's liveable space does.
•Many tunnels are large enough to have shops on both sides of the passage.
•Connected areas include shopping malls, apartment buildings, hotels, condominiums, banks, offices,
museums, universities, seven metro stations, two commuter train stations, a regional bus terminal and the
Bell Centre amphitheatre and arena.
•As the years passed, more underground segments were added to RÉSO.
•The underground city now stretches for 32 kilometres (20 miles) and covers 4 million square meters.
•There are about 200 entrance points to the underground city.
•A great place to explore in any kind of weather.
From the present city, I may build my city with many tunnels that
connect to everywhere of my city. Tunnels reduce the useage of
transportation. Citizens may walk to a place through tunnel instead of
using vehicles that may cause pollution to my city. Besides, after I
research the present city, I may build my city with types of facilities to
make my citizens’ life easier.
•Increasing populations- All the people from the villages move to city to increase the population to make a
better and more advance city.
•Technology- More and more citizen advance in technology to invent some high-tech item to make a better
•A green city- A city that is no pollution, with plants everywhere and also fresh air flowed.
•A safety city- No crimes happen and everyone is highly educated.
•Home sweet home- Everyone got their own family and the moral values is applied to make a peaceful city.