This exposition presents the blueprint for a future city. Its detailed design is a complete overhaul of contemporary layouts and bestows numerous new benefits. Some of the highlights are: every residential property overlooks a park; pedestrians never cross the path of a vehicle; commuters travel from point to point without encountering an intersection; nobody walks from their car to their destination.
Like a glass walled terrarium, this city will be self-sustaining. All the required energy, food and water that is needed to sustain its millions of urbanites will be generated within the city limits.
While these things are impossible in the chaotic sprawl of today’s cities, they can be realised in a new style of city that has a significantly more structured and interconnected configuration.
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About the Author
Nicholas Sheffield grew up in Hamilton, New Zealand. He obtained a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Waikato, and has a long history of work in the Information Systems sector. He and his wife Simone have six children. Double Dragon published his first work, Overlanders, in 2004. The novel revolves around a group of friends whose utopian existence is put at risk when they’re thrust into the archaic and dangerous cities of the overlands. Sheffield’s writings are generally set in, or around, the Earth, and employ a plausible use of technology. Therefore many of the popular science fiction themes, such as time travel and alternative dimensions, never appear in his works. The concepts that form the spine of each story are often as important as the main narrative. They’re not always held up to the spotlight, but tend to be woven quietly into the background.