Should we build a new city in Australia?
Last week I received an email from Harvey. He wrote that he’s a regular reader of our blog and hoped we would publish a post about his new non-profit Liberty City Group. It’s objective is to gather support for building a new city in Australia’s unpopulated north. I thought – wow – this man has grand ambitions! I read his blog, passed it on to some of my colleagues and it generated a heap of discussion about the merits of the idea and the details of the one proposed by Harvey. We thought our readers might like to join in the discussion.
Harvey’s proposition is that Liberty City become an incubator for modern urban design, eco-friendly city planning, dense vertical living and other 21st Century ideas. He would like to bring together like-minded Australians for open discussion and debate about this topic,as a prelude to any kind of actual implementation.
Here’s the link …http://libertycitygroup.org/
Have a look and tell us what you think.
Is a new city a good idea?
And if it is, what do you think about Harvey’s version – Liberty City?
Here are some of the divergent responses it generated here at .id:
– There’s still plenty of opportunity to increase densities in our existing cities rather than build a new one
– It’s a great idea because the legacy cities will always be limited in their ability to adopt new way of doing things
– Like the idea of a new, well planned city, but questioned its location in the far north west as the Kimberley is of environmental significance
– In a democratic society you can’t force people to live in a particular place- successful cities are organic in nature and evolve over time – this creates diversity – which in turn ensures sustainability.
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