Thursday 24 August 2017

ET3/Starkore City and Urban Planning

 Ebenezer Howard in 1898 self published a book transcribing the ideas of others into passages with diagrams that articulated his vision for how humanity should live. Howard predicted that new utopias would spread around the world. However most people still want home and garden to this very day and one might predict the same into the future.

Ebenezer Howard Social City Diagram

Fifty years later Lewis Mum ford “laid the foundation for a new cycle in urban civilization”. He envisioned a mix of town and country. Houses and gardens close by enabled walking to work with farms located in an outer greenbelt.

 Cities if planned and designed to fit well into a specific geographic ecology will help to lift people out of poverty without wrecking the planet. The dichotomy of poor urbanized people versus rich rural people is apartheid in urban planning. The planned future should be a mixed-use urban footprint integrated with agriculture. Water availability is paramount for the expected population. Waste products generated create bio energy for electrical consumption, while new energy generation is supplemented with new technologies. This brings natural environments, tilled agricultural lands and people habitations spatially together.

 ET3 transportation as a service for StarKore city does not require harbors or waterways to ship goods and materials as the ET3 evac-tube network can do so at lesser cost than any of our present transportation technologies. This decline in shipping costs for both people and material will dramatically improve the flow of people and ideas for innovation globally.

 Rapid import and export of necessities and luxuries in the exchange of unique goods globally will connect people first in sustainably scaled cities with Internet communications. This will create an open trading marketplace into each city with an open transparent reality of products that inhabitants have created with their own unique indigenous knowledge.

 StarKore© cities would enable people from different cultures to mix and learn from one another in a face-to-face context and in peace. Education of both “hand and head” will integrate the change between the uneducated immigrants to raise the increase in family returns for labor given to work. Activities then generally improve citizens worth toward values added for advancing civilization.

 Environmentalists should warm to ET3/Starkore cities. A city population in balance with the geographic ecology becomes sustainable with area wide natural resources. The size of the population in the city is only limited to the sustainability of resources for further scale and growth. The cost of ET3 transportation and ease of pedestrian access to portals allows for granular settings in new city establishments. Thus restraining existing megalopolis of 100 million people that might expand to an urbanized region of 700 million people, or an urbanized continent of 5,000 million or finally to an extreme of 30,000 million in an Ecumenopolis, should not become the pathway for spreading the wealth in sustainable city habitation.

 Cities that exist whether planned or unplanned for a future should introduce a cohesive social network to establish a recognizable community urban footprint to maintain humanity’s population groupings to rather live on 4% percent of arable land. Cities with well-planned mixed-use densities will use fewer infrastructure resources.  If communities are designed based upon walking distances as is with ET3/Starkore cities, transportation may then be supplemented with MoPods™ for wheel chair access and short distance travel to portals.  These two man vehicles become the non-apartheid public transit vehicle and are most practical. What’s more, general per capita energy is reduced and common emissions lowered. Energy generation and utilization is bonded with economic development as much as urban planning transportation is with land-use. Ultimately the energy used collectively and collaboratively in many pursuits by people living together in cities can afford the infrastructure to absorb population growth and in migration for common well being.

 ET3/Starkore city land development pattern expansion is possible as much as it allows for land uses to increase proportionately for agriculture and forestry. The ability for people to increase their income with education in both manual and service skills usually allows families to acquire more space. This ambition is only stemmed when the tipping point is reached as diminished regional resource use becomes imbalanced. At this point in time a new city needs to be formed. This is not difficult as an extension of ET3 information network allows one to reveal a new ecological place on all continents, as well as, places for exploratory oceanic floating cities. The ET3 MoPod™ for people and cargo reaches point to point on surface roads and in so doing does not make air unbreathable nor does it in its functions spread the growth of suburbia. The proposed vertical cluster of mixed-use buildings offers a horizontally measured distance of 750 feet to green open space.

 ET3/Starkore cities are a proportionate area of urban, agricultural and forestry footprints. They are programmed to be in a sustainable balance with the latitude and longitude environment in which they are located. The human principles also apply to formulate a modern urban design pattern for better living. This will depend on the input and output model for the cities population in its geographical standing. Depending upon the socio-cultural population each sustainable ET3/Starkore city should express a unique and different indigenous architectural quality that is finite with its geographic location.

 Peter Hall is correct when he said “get the transportation right,  —- then let things happen”. ET3/Starkore city is only one pattern for making wealth and prosperity in worldwide settlements. When ET3/Starkore can take anyone, anywhere, anytime and distance with speed collapses affordable travel time duration from point to point, people will live in a variety of places and commute to work in chosen acceptable time frames. When a future pattern of cities can be placed in a network of say 300 miles apart from one another to balance settlement patterns with natures resources only then will Ebenezer Howard’s suggestions come true. At last inhabitants can associate cities as promising a home and garden as an inseparable compliment for enhancing daily qualities of life.

 Graham Kaye-Eddie

M.U.D.            12/11/2011        987 words


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