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Old January 30th, 2008, 07:14 AM   #621
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US cities are also getting its share of futurism with NY taking the lead
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Old January 30th, 2008, 08:02 AM   #622
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The Americans are nowhere near the Europeans when it comes to sustainable development, and it's very evident from their urban planning that they don't care much about it either. Even in large cities such as New York, the money devoted to infrastructure improvements is just inadequate for the needs. The subways need a major overhaul, as do the bridge links into the city. Only now are they starting to build new lines, although I see more importance in renovating existing stock rather than adding lines to already well-served areas (except Yorkville, around where the 2nd Av line is, otherwise much of Manhattan is quite well covered).
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Old January 30th, 2008, 09:12 AM   #623
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The Americans are nowhere near the Europeans when it comes to sustainable development, and it's very evident from their urban planning that they don't care much about it either. Even in large cities such as New York, the money devoted to infrastructure improvements is just inadequate for the needs. The subways need a major overhaul, as do the bridge links into the city. Only now are they starting to build new lines, although I see more importance in renovating existing stock rather than adding lines to already well-served areas (except Yorkville, around where the 2nd Av line is, otherwise much of Manhattan is quite well covered).
I agree with the situation of NY's subway though they have new trains running and also the implementation of a smart card system.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 09:22 AM   #624
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I agree with the situation of NY's subway though they have new trains running and also the implementation of a smart card system.
The new trains are only restricted to a very small number of lines. In fact, the new trains are not the most notable event that befalls the subway's rolling stock. The cleanup in the 80s/90s of the graffiti-filled trains had a far-reaching impact on the perception of public transport.

Rolling stock is only one of the many problems the MTA faces. The big one is the maintenance on aging stations and tunnels, which will cost far more than a few new trainsets.

The smart card system is an added-plus, as the existing Metrocard system is reasonably high-tech enough to cope, but implementing it across the system is another huge headache. Right now it's only a very small fraction of the subway system with the hardware (ie. Lex line). Can't imagine the effort to equip the buses as well.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 01:32 AM   #625
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Old February 8th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #626
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1. Dubai
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Old February 10th, 2008, 06:03 PM   #627
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I would not class New York as Futuristic but anyway...

1.Tokyo
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Old February 10th, 2008, 11:32 PM   #628
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How come everyone is forgetting Seoul, SOuth Korea?
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Old February 11th, 2008, 04:53 AM   #629
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Old February 11th, 2008, 12:26 PM   #630
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From latin america I think Guadalajara can be the most futuristic city.
Whit all their new constructions like Puerta Guadalajara, Torrena, Auditorio Nacional, Stadium Chivas, and other major urban constructions whit futuristic designs make it the more futuristic city in Latin America.

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Old February 11th, 2008, 03:26 PM   #631
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Old February 11th, 2008, 05:20 PM   #632
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US cities are also getting its share of futurism with NY taking the lead
Not to be rude, but I think you meant Chicago. NY really has nothing to exciting going on...

Also, I think Abu Dhabi is probably more futuristic than Dubai, just they don't have all the media surrounding it. But there are both very green and very neat projects in all phases of development.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 07:15 PM   #633
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Shanghai looks like New Tokyo of Akira!



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Old February 12th, 2008, 05:52 AM   #634
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Shanghai looks like New Tokyo of Akira!
A bit though Neo Tokyo has really gigantic scrapers. Plus you don't have any biker gangs roaming around Shanghai streets
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Old February 14th, 2008, 08:45 AM   #635
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Not to be rude, but I think you meant Chicago. NY really has nothing to exciting going on...

Also, I think Abu Dhabi is probably more futuristic than Dubai, just they don't have all the media surrounding it. But there are both very green and very neat projects in all phases of development.
Although some of the projects happening in the UAE are indeed quite futuristic, whether they are sustainable or environmental are quite questionable.
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The environmental part is more of a question for UAE projects
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The environmental part is more of a question for UAE projects
I question how sustainable is it to build a green city in the middle of the desert, and how the water problems can be solved. It'll cost so much resources to make such a community viable. It's possible of course, and that's part of the futurism aspect, but whether it's environmentally sustainable is a whole different question altogether.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 07:32 AM   #639
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I question how sustainable is it to build a green city in the middle of the desert, and how the water problems can be solved. It'll cost so much resources to make such a community viable. It's possible of course, and that's part of the futurism aspect, but whether it's environmentally sustainable is a whole different question altogether.
well now that Iran gave back Abu Moosa island , we can finally link pakistans peaks to the UAE and get tons of fresh water.
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