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Old November 15th, 2006, 08:21 PM   #301
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I think they should install screens like that in London, it would look so cool...
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Old November 16th, 2006, 04:32 AM   #302
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yup it would look nice.
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Old November 20th, 2006, 03:27 PM   #303
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There is a guided vehicle exhibit in Tokyo whereby cars drive by themselves along a guideway. Hope that technology can be adapted to widespread use.
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Old November 20th, 2006, 05:02 PM   #304
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HK
Tokyo
Shanghai

BTW, my rating is based mainly on look of those cities.

I heard that public transport in HK is really amazing. You can get by anything to city centre.
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Old November 20th, 2006, 09:52 PM   #305
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About Dubai how would you characterize the climate ? I hear quite different stories on this, is it bearable or not, because if 45°C and 80% humidity forcing you to live in closed environments with air conditioning, I don't really see how it can be very futuristic (or in a special way at least ... :-/ )
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 11:54 PM   #306
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 04:55 AM   #307
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Tokyo right now.

But in 5-8 years I'd vote for Dubai easily. If even 50% of their planned projects are completed in the mentioned time range I'd still say Dubai would be the most futuristic city. I'm not going to even say why as this site usually dominated by Dubai based projects anyways.

City's to look out for:

Beijing
Hong Kong
Kuala Lampur
Istanbul!!!!!! <---------this city is....WOW


Cities that have HUGE futuristic projects planned for to be complete in the next 5 years but get no recognition on these user lists:

Jeddah
Riyadh
Doha
Kuwait City

I have to agree, can you imagine saudi is building 6 brand new major cities. Tokyo, and Hong Kong built there cities over the last 20-30 years. The future will be Chinese cities and Middle Eastern cities - as it has been for most of the last 1600 years.
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Old November 28th, 2006, 08:07 AM   #308
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About Dubai how would you characterize the climate ? I hear quite different stories on this, is it bearable or not, because if 45°C and 80% humidity forcing you to live in closed environments with air conditioning, I don't really see how it can be very futuristic (or in a special way at least ... :-/ )
Agree. Would climate have much to do with futurism, or is it a matter of how to cope with different environmental conditions? Cities in colder climates are well-heated and buildings are insulated, while cities in hotter climates are air-conditioned and better sewers to handle massive tropical downpours. Unless they're revolutionizing the ways of achieving these goals, what is so futuristic about air-conditioning and heating buildings?
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Old November 28th, 2006, 08:33 AM   #309
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HK
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Shanghai

BTW, my rating is based mainly on look of those cities.

I heard that public transport in HK is really amazing. You can get by anything to city centre.
Oh yeah it is! Amazing that you don't need a car to get around.
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Old November 28th, 2006, 08:38 AM   #310
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It's funny how someone can nominate a very old city like Constantinople to be a futuristic city.. for now..
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Old November 28th, 2006, 09:05 AM   #311
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It's funny how someone can nominate a very old city like Constantinople to be a futuristic city.. for now..
Dubai is old as well
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Old November 28th, 2006, 09:25 AM   #312
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Yeah, but it has the money to transform itself.
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Old November 29th, 2006, 06:59 PM   #313
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It's funny how someone can nominate a very old city like Constantinople to be a futuristic city.. for now..
Tokyo has a long history, and it is very futuristic. London is an old city but with technological improvements, they can be high-tech as well. Shenzhen is a new city, but it doesn't mean it is automatically futuristic.
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Old December 6th, 2006, 08:46 AM   #314
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Tokyo first then Hong Kong

Personally I think any other choice at this time is absurd...Im sure theres great cities but they just dont compare as of now

Unfortunately, I don't see Chicago as being it at all. It has great buildings and a street system that makes sense across the ~10 million person metropolis but thats where the "futurism" ends.
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Old December 6th, 2006, 10:55 AM   #315
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Tokyo first then Hong Kong

Personally I think any other choice at this time is absurd...Im sure theres great cities but they just dont compare as of now

Unfortunately, I don't see Chicago as being it at all. It has great buildings and a street system that makes sense across the ~10 million person metropolis but thats where the "futurism" ends.
Tokyo definitely comes first over HK when it comes to infrastructure, transportation and technology. But skyline-wise, HK comes first. Ok Tokyo has some futuristic skyscrapers but HK can create a dazzling light effect compared to Tokyo.
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Old December 6th, 2006, 11:05 AM   #316
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Technology-wise, several Japanese cities come to mind that are very futuristic (well, they all are very high-tech). On the other hand, some Western cities (ie. in Scandinavia and Canada) do a very good job with sustainable development.
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Old December 6th, 2006, 01:07 PM   #317
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IMO, Kuala Lumpur has the looks of a futuristic city.....especially when u see the monorail zipping past in the middle of the city .....but KL still have alot to catch up especially in terms of public transportation.
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Old December 6th, 2006, 03:13 PM   #318
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Shanghai
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Osaka
Beijing
maybe Jakarta???
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Old December 6th, 2006, 06:24 PM   #319
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Old December 7th, 2006, 06:18 AM   #320
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IMO, KL CBD looks very futuristic though there's still a lot to catch up with Hong Kong or Tokyo.
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