A new vision for the city of the futureAs the world population expands, cities will have to transform to meet the challenge. Here come foldable cars and flexible apartments.
- Large modern cities are too big to control.
- Trains are packed; streets are crowded; busses are full. There are bus queues and traffic jams everywhere.
- Unforeseen events (e.g. power-cut, heavy snowfall, etc.) can cause conditions of utter chaos.
- City-dwellers are barely conscious of seasons.
- The cost of living is higher in big cities.
- Cities breed crime and violence; houses are burgled; bicycles stolen.
- Tension in big cities shortens people's lives.
- Pollution in big cities is becoming dangerous to your health.
- City people are not a warm-hearted and friendly as country people.
- The country is a better place for children and much safer.
- People lose too much time getting to work.
- Contagious diseases become a serious health hazard.
- Too many temptations present potential trouble for young people.
- Too many evil people flock to the cities for better opportunities for their crimes.
Arguments in Favor:
- Modern man is too sophisticated for simple country pleasures.
- Commuting does not affect those who live in cities; it is only a small inconvenience.
- People easily adapt themselves to city life; noise, traffic, etc. are hardly noticed.
- there are more places for entertainment.
- Life is never dull; there is always something to do.
- There are better schools and services in big cities.
- There is a greater range of jobs and the pay is higher.
- There is more opportunity to succeed in life.
- There is more opportunity to meet a variety of interesting people.
- The educational level is higher; it is a better place for children.
- There is more choice of schools.
- The shopping has a wider variety and prices are better.