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Old June 29th, 2013, 02:38 AM   #1241
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yall gotta give some credit to mighty dubai too
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Old June 29th, 2013, 03:58 AM   #1242
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Tokyo has a very uniform cityscape which is extremely rare in these modern times. Because of this, I think Tokyo is the most futuristic city out there.

Look at every futuristic artwork thats out there on the internet, and they all have one thing in common: one uniform architectural style. All other citys like Dubai, Shanghai, Singapore, have a lot of mixed styles. A lot of buildings are trying too hard to stand out. Tokyo looks clean, calm, clear and uniform. Like it knows what it's doing. The city is grown up while the other big cities are still too busy showing off and looking for a direction to go in. The buildings in itself don't look futuristic at all, but the city as a whole does.
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Old June 29th, 2013, 10:53 PM   #1243
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I'll always think of Seattle when someone says the word 'futuristic.'

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When it comes to skylines, that is. As for entire cities, Tokyo is the only correct answer for this thread as it is by far the most technologically advanced city in the world.
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Old June 30th, 2013, 04:45 PM   #1244
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 04:13 PM   #1245
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Shanghai - Coruscant no doubt
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 07:30 PM   #1246
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To me, the most futuristic cities would be very sustainable, and hmm... I hate to break this to you, but currently, any building over 8 stories are umm.. not sustainble! :P So, in short, the more skyscrapers = the less futuristic. :-)
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 03:01 AM   #1247
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^ european cities are the most futuristic then if you follow that logic
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 05:11 AM   #1248
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Well....many african cities, south pacific cities and some asian cities such as Bhutan(Thimphu) and Yangon are the most futuritic cities then if we follow straightly that logic, not European cities.

Because many european cities have more skyscrapers than african cities, south pacific cities and Yangon(or Bhutan),
For example, major european cities like London, Paris, Frankfrut and Warsaw have more skyscrapers than Abuja, Addis ababa and Yangon.

But I have to admit that skyscrapers don't mean futuristic even if those may look futuristic to some people's eyes.
Skyscrapers was the 20th centruy's paradigm while the eco-friendly concept is the 21st paradigm for the better human life.

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Old July 3rd, 2013, 05:49 AM   #1249
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Well....many african cities, south pacific cities and some asian cities such as Bhutan and Yangon are the most futuritic cities then if we follow straightly that logic, not European cities.
imo european cities are more sustainable than those cities in terms of co2 emission, water and air pollution etc. eg london is now building the world's largest solar bridge and a couple of other towers which are designed to generate most of their own electricity and there are also lowrise buildings which come with "green roof" and "solar roof" just like in other european cities. germany is now going for GREEN and the advanced solar panels are also being installed in many rural areas and german homes are also fitted with solar panels which is pretty cool. i think other things such as public transport, food waste, living standard etc also should be taken into consideration.
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 06:32 AM   #1250
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So, in short, the more skyscrapers = the less futuristic. :-)
I was responding to this statement above. The more skyscrapers, less futuristic.

If we follow straightly this logic, the primitive times and undeveloped times become futuristic too, which is not futuristic at all.

Also, some countries that have small and limited land, such as Singapore, become not futuristic if we follow this logic.

My point is that the concept of futuristic has to focus how sustainble the city is, not how many skyscrapers the city have.
Because the population of the earth will grow dramatically in the future, so some countries won't be able to build under 8 stories buildings in their given situations(which means not sustainable)
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 07:14 AM   #1251
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imo european cities are more sustainable than those cities in terms of co2 emission, water and air pollution etc.
You are right.
European cities are by far futuristic than african cities, south pacific cities and Buthan(or Yangon).

However, you can't easily say that european cities are more sustainable than those cities in terms of co2 emission, water and air pollution etc.
Especially, in terms of co2 emission, water and air pollution. (Maybe you just chose wrong examples. I know what you are trying to say though.)

Frankly, I don't know much about african cities.
But as for Buthan, everything is perfectly GREEN and PURE.
There are no water and air pullotion and almost zero co2 emission in Buthan.
Of course, Buthan is the poor country but it doesn't mean they are not sustainable. (Buthan is the most happiest contry according to some surveys, I think they are quite sustainable not only environment but also their social system, mental health state in their given situation.)
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For example, major european cities like London, Paris, Frankfrut and Warsaw
Who said that Warsaw is major European city?
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Well its an alpha world city, financial center of Central Europe, capital of the 6th biggest economy in EU.
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 11:19 AM   #1254
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I think that Moscow is much more "major" and powerful, not only in terms of economy, politician power, popularity etc., but also in terms of skyline and futuristic look.
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Still, it doesn't change that Warsaw is one of the major cities in Europe, also note that many ppl often associate Europe with EU, even lots of Russians do.
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To me, the most futuristic cities would be very sustainable, and hmm... I hate to break this to you, but currently, any building over 8 stories are umm.. not sustainble! :P So, in short, the more skyscrapers = the less futuristic. :-)
l take Shanghai as the best example, becose of the image that we (almost all) have about futurictic cities, from such a movies, like: Star Wars, Blade Runer ect. But yes, it could be truth that will exist such cities like Naboo, but how much it can be futuristic? Thats is another question.
Futurism = future, in future major cities in the Earth will be stretching in to the sky, becose of the lack of space and the price of land. Maybe in Brasil there will be cities like Naboo, maybe (?) Ecology cost more and midle class is shrink in most of the countries every year, so l think in future there could be colonys of wealthy living people in eco-towns/district, but not all (far from) people could, be able to live in thies "ECO" conditions.
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Old July 7th, 2013, 01:55 PM   #1259
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Seoul is pretty futuristic. For example the virtual supermarkets in some subway stations. You go to work with the subway and scan the things you want. Then if you arrive home in the evening your food is already there. No smuggling anymore !!


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