Thursday 24 August 2017

STARKORE PLANS TO BUILD FUTURE SUSTAINABLE CITIES

Infrastructure enables strong city life to survive. All the elements are the roots and leaves for urban growth and change. These utilities supply the essential nutrients for life, mobility and shelter to existing and expanding populations.

Forecasting future infrastructure needs to coordinate three basic features: population with a willingness to accept dense living clusters, how to transform from present structures by integrating new mobility and shelter technologies in a better manner, and a new form of governance for evolutionary exchanges to advance wealth.

An urban design synthesis is required to accept a forecasted prognosis based upon existing data analysis. This analysis requires a model outlining specifically chosen objective and subjective indices for prescribing principle human needs expressed quantitatively. Pipelines of input and output should aspire to keep pace with population demands to continually build an attractive city in which to live, work, do business, life long education, recreation and worship.

Leadership from the private/public sectors must find a fresh advanced technological solution for transportation. Driven by resultant energy from fossil fuels the existing collaborative transportation strategy is at fault and without institutional courage to forward a new civil high-speed-mixed-use ground transportation system (HSGTD) alternative. The existing spatial channels plus the land used to carry present transportation modal structures to support the costs per mile in performance capacities and load requirements for people and goods, is inadequate and cannot be financially supported in the future.

Urban design, engineering and policy makers need to become wise enough to transform transportation with a new inventive force that begins with fuel use and performs better using less energy per unit weight carried. This opportunity for many practical reasons can be achieved with smaller, lighter, stronger, non air bashing, swifter vehicles to reduce distance and time accomplished in comfort and safety.

All cities are positioned to stalling the ability to grow and change organically because chosen advances become more complex and costly to accommodate with the many new technologies that should be but have not been integrated. The design of cities has to come up to scratch with the ever changing population movements requiring utilities with which to and plug in and pullout for daily resource stability that serves family housing accommodations to compliment commerce, industrial, educational, health, agricultural and ecumenical functions.

Larger cities have tipped beyond their capabilities in physical size to efficiently prescribe what should become a most radical renewal to reintroduce geographical positions in ecologies to propose rational common sense resiliency to survive their own bad habits, as well as, the forces of Nature. The physical scale and magnitude of large cities have become so imbalanced due to traffic congestion, land constraints, health maintenance, air pollution, recycling/reuse of waste products and growing food for sustenance are no longer practical. Adopting and attracting young mobile urbanites that should invigorate urban futures also promises to place “Quality of Life” into the ultimate evaluative test.

Considering any future time factor for city building should be one of a long-term framework as cities last for hundreds of years depending upon the destructive forces of either waged wars or Nature. Satisfactory energy supplies to meet population demands, performance standards for transportation, manufactured homes, educational, healthcare, elderly care, commercial, industrial, agricultural and business facilities, collectively should be the ultimate challenge for full employment.

People who live in cities all die at given times depending on their life spans. City buildings and infrastructure also age but it takes a little longer to extinguish their aging structures and utility services. Housing shelters proposed for both new or old cities units is estimated to be a new 8.5 million to a renovated 3.3 million units over the next decade in the US. The battle for balance between declining industrial share to rising service share in job growth should never be underestimated but maintained in balance to family formations.

Building things for rural, urban and city evolution in the present suggests there is nothing more permanent than temporary in our structural attitudes. Basic communication for transportation and infrastructure service is primary to initiate trade and economic exchange for wealth growth beginnings. Transport connectivity in reality for both local and regional areas requires power and pathways to support vehicles to reach physical rudimentary transfers of goods, following agreed upon negotiated trade transactions.

Due too lack of “Imagineering” in urban design solutions few things have been devised, provided or produced the capability of incrementally advancing an acceptance and integration of new discoveries for efficiencies of energy performance in mobility and shelters. Natural disasters can only be reacted to. The resulting consequences of air pollution, clean water, food shortages and pestilence defenses for prevention and recovery of human suffering, are slow in their management deployment.

Urban design should set the pace ahead of the demand curve to offer alternatives to build safer, secure and beautiful cities. And in so doing attempt to improve all aspects of life qualities and sustainability that include green space, leisure, cultural assets and a deep respect for Nature for ecologically viable living. Cities are never finished. What does continue is the thread of the human reorganization capacity of inhabitants in storytelling. Have these attempts successfully overcome adversity? Cities reveal more than the sum of its physical parts. The overlapping dreams of its citizens consciousness are influenced by those who are but passing through in the present.

Well-designed infrastructure needed to advance city social evolution must reflect progress in the ability to change the doing business aspect without all the regulations. A “prosperous city” may be evaluated by general measures categorized as core fundamentals, such as productivity, infrastructure, quality of life, and equity of share, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. However each fails without strong links in communication and transportation that clearly needs clever initial redesign for continual investment into the maintenance and operation to forward a better infrastructure evolution.

Any new high-speed ground transportation infrastructure development (HSGTD) must guarantee greater capacity, lesser channel cost per mile, savings in cost per mile to deliver the units of weight for people and goods to reach destinations, as well as, to ensure demands for getting around can be met 24/7. Combined therefore it should stimulate infrastructure utility as a viable investment and job creator. New HSGTD transportation should redefine the freer flows of people and goods. Infrastructure is one word that removes solid and liquid waste yet also delivers communications and products essential for community convenience to all shelter facilities.

In fact infrastructure anticipates and is the precursor of growth and change for technology readiness, energy efficiencies, intellectual stimulus for innovation, demographics for livability, security, safety and justice for citizens health care, sustainability for inhabitants and conservation of Nature, access to unique evidence of cultural artifacts, but most of all ease of interface with transportation to engage in market transactions.

Imagine if the OECD had the insight to see an urban design that could reduce a projected amount of $53 trillion dollars or about $2.65 trillion per year being spent on road, rail and air travel, telecoms, electricity and water infrastructure needs from 2010 – 2030. [1]

Starkore City design with its HSGTD infrastructure system can directly and profoundly transform expansion from village to town to city development. The approach to land-use patterns plays an important part in its integrated sustainability. New cities implemented with this concept should be easily accomplished. However in contrast, having to fix existing cities with demolition and reconstruction to reintroduce agriculture and green open space means acceptance of diminishing food vulnerability and provision of adequate space for recreation. This would be most difficult to redevelop.

Given reapplication that this proportional land-use network must occur, this should bring about healthy living, sunlight, shorter distance to and from work, agricultural adjacency, as well as the distinction of knowing the names of the majority of ones neighbors in the core village communities.

City evolutionary advances are based on peoples ability as citizens and leaders to make astute, timely and prudent decisions regarding ecological settings, clean air and perpetual water, agricultural adjacency that lessens food vulnerability, awareness of energy consumption, recycling of solid and liquid waste matter, clear understanding of relationships provided by Natures abundance, freedom of movement, personal satisfaction to advance status, pleasure of engagement with friends in safe alcoves, celebratory enjoyment in theaters, opera, music and cinemas performances, quite times in worship, libraries, museums, galleries and arboretums, natural indigenous environments and exhortation with team participation in games played in stadiums are a few city life qualities to be emulated.

Most of all new valid technology insertion into cities needs to be carefully evaluated for acceptance and swiftly implemented. These assessments should be made to cater for freer flows of things that use less energy via many physical inventions to provide greater feedback extras other than are initially expected or have unanticipated negative consequences.

Starkore City begins as an opportunity to offer attractive and well-proportioned land-uses for new physical, social and mental acceptance values of living together in future settlements. Investment in transportation drives wealth, attracts citizens of all ages, cultures, intelligence and skills. The conceiving of urban futures to cities must be integrated as crucibles of civilization that takes courage of conviction and wisdom of action over an incremental time period.

Graham Kaye-Eddie

M.U.D.               9/19/14               1565 WORDS

 

[1] OECD (Organisation for Economic

 

Co-operation and Development),

Strategic Transport Infrastructure

Needs to 2030, OECD Publishing,

2012, p. 15, at http://dx.doi.

org/10.1787/9789264114425-en.

 



[1] OECD (Organisation for Economic

 

Co-operation and Development),

Strategic Transport Infrastructure

Needs to 2030, OECD Publishing,

2012, p. 15, at http://dx.doi.

org/10.1787/9789264114425-en.

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