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Road Raised

Road Raised

The City of Many Layers The sci-fi movie fantasies depicting the cities of tomorrow have a range of commonalities: the sheer density of urban form, the soaring building heights and the multistorey compartmentalization of space into different uses. The ground becomes the seedbed for humans to pass around with proportionally greater ease – a more...
Can You Pass The Ants, Please?

Can You Pass The Ants, Please?

The production, meat conversion, nutritional and ecologically and spatially friendly harvesting advantages of edible insects means that they will take precedent over other foodstuffs in years to come...
MEMO: Lunch at the Ecopolis at 2pm

MEMO: Lunch at the Ecopolis at 2pm

The future business centers take shape in the Ecopolis island constructs of wealthy nations. Meanwhile, the arctic poles are bringing their own problems. The research summits of Doha, Qatar are shaping the destiny of world transit...
The Science of Solar Energy

The Science of Solar Energy

The infographic below outlines the science behind how solar energy is harnessed. With the potential to power a predominant amount of the world cities’ energy use in the future, it is of utmost importance that the concept and technicalities are understood by all so that it truly becomes commonplace. [Source: InfographicWorld]
The Thrifty Soap User

The Thrifty Soap User

Although the introductory post of this site was a little more grand in size, I figured it best to bring the tone down to a more personal scale. I promise that the fluctuations between global outlooks and bathroom frugality will remain under wraps as best I can. However, perhaps this is the appropriate place to...
Welcome to Future City

Welcome to Future City

With the global urban population proliferating at a rate of knots every year, perhaps even absorbing 60% of humanity by the end of this decade, it has become one of the most pivotal questions that mankind has to ask itself: Can the cities of Planet Earth support us all? Although an approximation, land accounts for...