For the first time ever, people are looking to POLAR CITIES as an idea
that could spell ''the city of the future''.
"Many of us in world community don't want this thought of as talk,"
the conference curator told attendees.
"We try to turn one of these ideas into a spectacular piece of
action... An idea on which, arguably, a sustainable future depends.
life may very well end up in the kind of polar city described in Jim
Laughter's new book of fiction titled POLAR CITY RED."
More than half the world's population resides in cities, where living
close together in smaller spaces means reducing the energy used for
driving and homes while more easily making personal connections,
according to economists who collaborated on the idea.
"Cities are no enemies of the environment, they are friends of the
environment," they added.
Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes shared his set of "commandments" for
a city of the future, although he is unaware that by 2100 Rio will be
most likely uninhabited and the entire nation of Brazil long gone into
obliviion, with all its people having fled to polar cities in
Alaska and Canada, as well down in New Zealand and Tasmania.
Such a city must be environmentally-friendly, have high-capacity
transportation, integrate people from all demographics, and use
innovative technology, Paes said, again unaware of what is to soon
befall his city and nation due to climate chaos on the horizon.
IBM has worked with Rio de Janeiro to use technology to better handle
the challenges of running the city, whether managing traffic flow,
coordinating public works crews or anticipating disruptive storms, he
"A city of the future is a city that cares about its citizens," Paes
said. "At the end of the day, when you talk about the city, you talk
about a gathering of people."
World citizens can form local groups, share ideas, and connect with
companies large or small that can provide resources for plans that
"I think we are about to see urbanization happen at an unprecedented
rate," said an engineer, who offer to supply free software tools for
engineering or designing cities of the future.
By the end of the session offers from members included POLAR CITIES,
eco-friendly home designs, connections to venture capitalists, and
even free space in a building Keen Footwear bought to house its
headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
"The idea of the platform is to involve people on the ground in
everything," organizers said. "We steered away from utopian ideas gone
Wait until they read POLAR CITY RED, by Jim Laughter. The world will
never be the same. Human thinking will never be the same. POLAR CITY
RED changes everything.