A city of the future
We live in a time when the number of the population is steadily growing. In search of a better life, people flock to cities, thus contributing to the process of urbanization. Cities is growing and engulfing the surrounding countryside, bringing with them a negative impact on the environment. Industrialization brought with consumer behavior, it seems that the city has turned into a huge commercial company, in which all put up for sale. The billboards, rural highways, power poles and wires, competing traffic and city signals, a convulsive mass of distracting color, form and motion, obscure the identity of individual signs. The cities of our time are becoming more and more similar to each other. There is a big hunger for the open spaces for breathing. Nowadays city building is neglectful of human feeling; it is a cold, harsh enterprise devoid of the amenities for living. How can we make the city work better, be more people-friendly and less harmful to the local and global environment by preserving its own historical and cultural identity?
First of all, it is vital to address the problems associated with the negative impact of cities on the environment. Currently, many countries started building green cities. At the present it is possible to identify some common features inherent in this kind of cities: they minimize the amount of fossil fuel use, they have rational site development, they are promoting clean air and green space, introducing energy-efficient and also widely accessible public transport, project those kind of districts, that combine residences, shops and office buildings etc. Eco-city should focus on the pedestrian rather than car. In practice, this means that in cities of the future will not be smog, traffic jams and other indispensable attributes of a modern metropolis.
Secondly, we must to make strategies that include slum clearance and urban renewal.
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