The 100 cities of Ecotopia 2121

Wellington 2121 

Wellington 2121:  After a cataclysmic earthquake, and a massive sea-level rise, New Zealand's capital re-emerges like a tranquil agrarian shire from Middle Earth.

 Almaty  2121 

Almaty 2121:    The mountains around Kazakhstan's largest city were the birthplace of the primordial apple tree but nowadays the trees are barely visible through all the smog. In 2121, the dirty petroleum industry, and the fume-belching cars it fuels, give way to a Green service economy and a grand 'urban apple tree extensification' project.

  Tokyo 2121 

Tokyo 2121:   a nearby atomic energy plant explodes, forcing the evacuation of thirty million people. Only a group of hardy ‘nuclear families’ living in ‘moon-base’ homes are prepared to tough it out in the newly irradiated environs.

  London 2121 

 Chihuahua City  2121 

Chihuahua City 2121:   An urban restoration program of desert willows slowly 'Greenifies' one of Mexico's most polluted cities; whilst an Agave-craft economy grows to build sustainable rustic eco-homes.

Como  2121 

Como 2121 :   In this ancient alpine city of the Italian Alps, a 2000 year old planning blunder by Julius Caesar is reversed whereby the city's swampland is regenerated to act as a natural filter for Como’s sewage, and the town is resurrected -- as it once was in pre-Caesar times -- on the alpine hills nearby.

Abu Dhabi 2121

Abu Dhabi 2121:   After a revolution against the repressive and discriminatory Abu Dhabi government, south Asian worker-immigrants reinvent the city in a post-oil/post-automobile fashion with interconnected communal dwellings, partly-inspired by old-time domestic houses of the deserts of India, constructed from local sands and muds mixed with native Arabian palm-leaves and treated camel-dung.

Springfield  2121 

Springfield 2121 :   After decades of neglect, the highways to and from Springfield fall into a state of dysfunction. Instead of investing in highway repair, though, the citizens decide  to invest their resources into more valuable city projects, like outdoors education, public parks and music festivals. They then sing aloud their philosophy of highways: "Let the roads outta here slowly disappear. Who really needs 'em? It's so nice here!"

London  2121 

London 2121:   Pensioners, schoolkids and environmentalists band together to protest against government neglect of social and environmental welfare. Together they occupy and reconstruct the Tower of London to enclose a massive inner city eco-village, transforming unused offices into residential buildings, sowing gardens on street-corners to grow food, and setting up small sustainable businesses to trade among each other.

Gaia  2121 

Salto del Guairá 2121 

Salto del Guairá 2121: The cascading waterfalls of Salto del Guairá were blown away by the Paraguayan military government in the 1980s  to build a dam. By 2121, though, both the falls and the town have re-emerged in splendid style as the dam has collapsed through neglect and local native people regain control of their ancient land.

Puno  2121 

Puno 2121: To lessen their impact on the sacred but eco-challenged lake Titicaca, the native Uros of Peru build ‘light as air' homes, made from alpaca hair, which can glide within the clouds in the realm of the revered condor.

Puno 2121: To lessen their impact on the sacred but eco-challenged lake Titicaca, the native Uros of Peru build ‘light as air' homes, made from alpaca hair, which can glide within the clouds in the realm of the revered condor.

Zakynthos  2121 

Zakynthos 2121: the citizens of the capital of the Greek island of Zakynthos resurrect the 'direct democracy principles' of ancient times before voting for decentralized community-run renewable energy projects and a conservation program aimed at preserving the island's much-adored wildflowers.

Wolverhampton 2121

Wolverhampton 2121: a center of the industrial revolution during the Victorian Age, Queen Victoria herself once characterized Wolverhampton as a 'large & dirty town'. By 2121, though,  Wolverhampton has transformed into an iconic sweet-scented 'clean and green' city through the whole-scale adoption of 'Green manufacturing'.

Karachi 2121 

Karachi 2121:  Karachi’s informal settlers, long accused of exacerbating the silting up of the city’s waterways, band together to dig-up and concentrate dredged silt into island mounds upon which they build their own mini-cities.

Sochi 2121 

Sochi 2121: Sochi was once the capital of the Circassian people before a crazed Russian army went rampaging through it in the 1860s to claim it for the Russian Empire. In Sochi 2121 though, as Russia crumbles under a wave of separatism, the Circassians reclaim their city; kicking out all the obnoxious ecocidal industry in the process.

For a detailed investigation into many of the 100 cities of Ecotopia 2121, visit the Case Studies page
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