Standing in the 21st century, the modern human’s utopia seems distant and unfathomable; but, a crucial factor that distinguishes them from their preceding generations is their will and determination to turn this fantasy into a reality. The idea of amalgamating nature with technology in harmony has come to fruition in a smart forest city near Cancun, Mexico.
The magnum opus of architecture is currently in progress and will cover around 557 hectares, where 400 units will be green spaces covered with 7,500,000 plants. Apart from that, the city will provide enough space for about 130,000 people to build homes and offices, meaning the smart forest city is bound to have a life of its own.
The primary aim which led to the cities delineation was to generate all human needs within the designated area. All the recurring requirements of food, water, electricity, and other variants of energy will be essentially self-generated. This city will have everything that forms an indispensable portion of sustenance. It will also be furnished with a research center of its own that, from time to time, will host conferences, meetings, university departments and make way for the university scholars to put forward their opinions before the world.
The good news is, plans to improve the infrastructure of the city is not coming to a halt soon. The architecture stalwarts and the chief financiers are planning to develop ways in which the inhabitants of the city would interact with their data. Devices and sensors have been distributed all around the city to accommodate and share information that is relevant to their living; these shreds of information would, in turn, be reviewed and converted into useful discourses with pertinence to everyday lie.
The vision of the city’s self-reliance virtue depends upon the ingenious system to produce and distribute clean energy along with water purification. Furthermore, the energy needs of the town will be surrounded by countless numbers of solar panels circumscribing it. The Caribbean Sea is being aimed as the primary source of water for the city as the volumes derived from it will first undergo the process of desalination and would then be issued out to the residents and the crops, mainly through navigable canals.
For transportation, the city will have a public commute, and all the personal cars of the inhabitants will be secured and left outside the city. With the carbon emissions already reduced, the remainder of the emissions will be captured by the ide acres of plants around the city. The builders have strongly asserted that the inception of new public parks and private gardens will fulfill the world’s much-needed demand of greenery and, thus, strike the right chords with its purpose. The smart city forest, if illustrated according to the plans, will absorb 116.000 tons of carbon dioxide with 5.800 tons of the same stocked every year.
If everything about the smart city in Mexico goes as per plans, it can move on to become an incredible example for the rest of the world to develop strategies of existence associated with the constituents of urbanism and sustainability served on the same plate.