16 Jun '17, 2pm

City of Tomorrow from 1923 has a great green roof

City of Tomorrow from 1923 has a great green roof

There is a whole category of urban design that Jim Kunstler has called "yesterday's tomorrow", those great images from the past predicting how we will live in the future. I have suggested that the Y Combinator kids now trying to reinvent the city should have a look and did a slideshow for them. Most of them look from the bottom up and some even put roads on the roofs of buildings, but Matt Novak of Paleofuture , who has been collecting this stuff forever, shows one that I have not seen before that turns it upside down. Louis Biedermann via Paleofuture /via In this city of the future, all the buildings are the same height and all their roofs are connected by big bridges into one giant green roof filled with public uses like gardens, orchestra pavilions and open air theatres, "all symbols of the public good, rather than privatized spaces; an idea that’s perhaps foreign to a ...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/city-tomorrow-192...

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