Rethinking The Way We View Future Eco-Cities
It seems like a lot of the discussion of sustainable cities of the Future are focused on tight urban cores, building up or building in mass, compacting the footprint of the human populations in them so to minimize the energy needs to sustain them. I wonder is this the wrong way to go?
I came across this article:
"The real urban jungle: how ancient societies reimagined what cities could be"
I have a fascination for archeology but I recognize the bias that Western societies bring to their analysis of past cultures. Too often we view things that are not of our preconceptions as primative. That I feel is a mistake.
Maybe the Future of post oil civilizations will be of huge cities, dispersed across the landscape, with the majority of the population living in low density, farming some crops in rotating fields, foraging for food from semi-wild food forests among the villages, and sharing a cultural identity but not necessarily a shared government?
It does give me ideas for stories to come either way.