Tuesday 20 February 2018


A what if urban planning and design parable are proposed.

Some time ago, there was proposed 100 “Smart Indian Cities” located on the best continent found in the world. The future population estimates now face sustainability, resilience and durability problems.

Future urban development and implementation of the proposed 100 “Smart Cities” demanded an innovation of a citizen-leadership decision-making process. The proposed 100 “Smart Cities” depends ultimately upon one another for mobility to trade and travel, to exchange business goods and experiences enhancing face-to-face engagements. A new wave of intermingled festivals shared a reliance on one another for survival. All citizens realized that they could not get by alone in urban futures.

Unfortunately, the adopted status quo energy and mobility system between the proposed 100 “Smart Cities” will become an absolute mess. Transitioning from creating coal and gas generation for electricity and the infrastructure needed to serve fossil fuels for trains; to add more vehicles on road networks; to indulge in landing strips and ports for air planes, shipping and military uses is creating a serious future of default to cleanse the continent.

This is a picture of pure treachery. In every present province and town hall are middlemen just waiting to strike. Service experts offering to guide citizens into the bends and turns of urban futures are pricing their so-called expertise without acknowledging the citizen’s value of collaborative contributions.

One day, an intelligent HIGH COUNCIL convened, about a roundtable to change their ways of working together toward making choices about urban planning and design futures. The suggestion of a new transportation system was raised. What if they adopted new energy generation to insert a benign mobility system service for goods and people? Leaving the old railways, roadways to rather build a safer, faster, less polluting and less expensive way to get around from point-to point over the whole continent. Promising a future of passage where all citizens could pass swiftly, easily and freely would cleanse the continent for future habitation.

Connecting the 100 dots of these “Smart City” locations together will create a network for a transportation system more advanced than anywhere in the world. Now that is true leadership concluded the HIGH COUNCIL.

But there was an issue with this concept. To build such a new transportation system the old one would have to be maintained until the new proposed one would take over its functions. How could travel occur in the mean time between the existing and the future? What of the cost? Would this new transportation system eventually pay for itself and be less costly than incrementally improving existing patterns of mobility service?

Acceptance of such a fresh transportation vision by the HIGH COUNCIL lifted a great economic burden for a future transportation linked network serving the proposed 100 “Smart “City” locations. Investing financially the estimated results expects to bring great wealth and unbounded activities for all citizens. Adopting this service would profoundly change settlement patterns for the good of the following generations habitation.

Furthermore, the HIGH COUNCIL after many carefully considered reasons adopted with logic a reasonable shift toward citizen-leadership decision-making into four organizational entities. This determination was practical and transformational. It was adopted unanimously.

1.0 Combine a “top-down” and “bottom-up” decision-making alliance. “Genius Clusters” with elected Ministers in Federal and Eco-States, cities, towns and villages are constituted. Communicating together on urban policy issues for purposes of mutual internal assessment and external consequences in choices for urban futures is a new pathway of exploration.

2.0 Doing this in newly established “Eco-States” identifying macro and micro ecological boundaries that define areas in the biosphere for intrinsic indigenous value is a way to mentor, model and measure regenerative urban planning and design.

3.0 Introduction to practical communications for elected Ministers in Federal and Eco-States, cities, towns and villages inside “Calm Rooms” supported by “Geoscope” technology for 24/7 information streaming is technically and practically possible to achieve mutual decision-making.

4.0 Establishing “Stakeholder R&D Laboratories” elected similarly as “Genius Clusters” in Federal and Eco-States, cities, towns and villages that allow Corporations and Academia jointly to found and foster research with intelligence and skills is logical. These functions will evolve changes of understanding toward integration of verbal framing in written words, in numerical digits and visual illustrations. There are presently seventeen industries that are maturing, emerging, transforming or starring in humanities future activities.

This organizational shift will enable citizens to secure urban mobility to serve safe places in settlements. A future that will not take away the daily energies prescribed toward citizen labor but rather reward them for their contributions.

The joy expressed by all citizens for the HIGH COUNCIL deliberations on these matters was overwhelming. All the people of the continent were both challenged and encouraged. Now their intelligence and skills in the business of innovation and collaboration were openly called upon toward the heart of advancing life making choices.

Thus the future mobility and the four organizational Democratic divisions created an honest stewardship to, remediate, restore, reconstitute, and regenerate all living things on the Indian continent.

Graham Kaye-Eddie
m.u.d. © 9/6/17, 9/8/17 830 words

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