THE ECOTOPIA 2121 PROJECT WORKS TO PREDICT THE WAYS CITIES AROUND THE GLOBE CAN SURVIVE THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL CRISES TO BECOME SUPER-GREEN UTOPIAS. THIS WEEK, WE DRAW UP SUCH A SCENARIO OF GREEN TRANSFORMATION FOR THE BRAZILIAN CITY OF SAO PAULO. The crowded noisy streets of Brazil’s soccer capital of Sao Paolo are far from utopian. For millions of commuters, each working day often involves many hours of tortuous travel on over-heated, over-priced, and over-crowded buses.
In this San Francisco of the future, neighborhoods transform themselves into proud ‘self-grow’ eco-villages with intense social interaction based not on the exchange of goods and services but primarily on the exchange of ideas and experiences. 'Growhemia', as it is nicknamed, is heavily into urban gardening and they work tirelessly to share the latest ideas about growing plants for food and growing plants for fun. San Francisco 2121: From Bohemia to Growhemia. Like their arti
The Ecotopia 2121 Project explores the super-ecofriendly futures of 100 real world cities across the globe. The latest city to be added to The Ecotopia 2121 Project is Cape Town, South Africa... Cape Town's Nuclear Utopia? As South Africa ponders its energy problems in the mid-21st Century, offers of assistance come thick and fast from international friends, Russia and China. Like South Africa, they are members of the BRICS group of top emerging economies, and they offer to g