Richard Blackburn

Sociology Student
Orem, UT, United States

About Richard

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Jack of all trades, master of none... yet.

Universities

UVU

Comments & conversations

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Richard Blackburn
Posted over 2 years ago
The City 2.0 according to YOU... 2 Things a City that YOU design, Must Have...
While I agree about not needing to include overt Terrorism in the plans for City 2.0, there are other reasons to build down. Leaving more room for natural growth, tall buildings reduce windflow reducing the areas we could use for wind power, but there are also reasons to build up in some areas, increasing area for solar collection, channeling wind flow, area for large public display/collaboration. We also need to look at the various heating and cooling situations around the world. In some areas one design style would be physically preferable than the other. In summary, we need to look at more factors than just the monetary expense of construction. Not saying that's what you are meaning to advocate, but its but that's what I heard in your message.
149875
Richard Blackburn
Posted over 2 years ago
The City 2.0 according to YOU... 2 Things a City that YOU design, Must Have...
I have always been a proponent of all personal residences being underground, having a network of underground walk ways linking them. Would it be wise to have a city 'radio station' playing in here that only does local news and music? If so it should be fairly soft so a normal volume conversation can be had without competition. Above ground should be the commercial, industrial, and mass transit systems, all integrating public spaces for privet contemplation, shared education and activity, and Do-It-Ourselves (is that DIO?) projects. Loved the idea of automated public vehicles, each being a unique piece of art or system for displaying art would be wonderful. Detractors of underground residence site studies about depression, but I think this could be used to encourage people to leave their homes and join the community physically. City of Reality web-comic pointed out the idea 'interactive theaters,' some theater houses not only allowing, but encouraging people to talk during the movie and interact with the other viewers like people do at sports bars (you would also have theaters that are meant to be silent for those who just came for a quiet evening). "Movie Bars," perhaps? If this concept caught on it could push Hollywood into a new revolution of how they craft movies, not yet sure if that would be a good or a bad shift. Similarly, public gaming areas with collaborative competition; help bring geeks back into the open. Anyway, that's my ideas and comments on what's been said.