Speaking as someone who grew up in the ‘burbs and now lives in the city, the lack of the natural world is noticeable to me, especially through the winter months. It can be a grey, bleak setting in the right conditions that saps your energy and inspiration.
Woe is me.
But maybe it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a cool BBC article and gallery on how some new, futuristic ideas can help us save cities (and by extension, ourselves).
Witness a marriage of architecture and technology with some stunning results – everything from floating algae airships to bridges housing homes, offices, parks and retail space to metropolises built on reclaimed wasteland. Sleek, beautiful and functional, I really hope to see some of these concepts implemented in the near future. Or else…