If all the years of planning come to effect in the construction of the extraordinary ResilienCity, Boston, in 2035, it will be a very green and exciting place to live in. Far surpassing most of the eco-projects of the century like the Masdar City and the other eco-dream projects, this Map-Lab Living City not only restores Boston’s former ecological glory, but also assures an excessively healthy, serene and safe environment for its future residents.
The most prominent feature of the ResilienCity is the fact that in addition to generating four times the amount of energy it will actually need; the designers will convert an underground bus tunnel into a giant 20 million gallon water cistern. Along with this, every home will have to promote the project by maintaining the sustainability of the cistern.
The project as of now is designed to be built in Boston’s innovation district on greyfield and brownfield sites. The maximum number of people that the city will be able to take is 300,000. A line of fresh canals will return 100 acres to the sea and provide requisite water for roof gardens and living walls. But, the barrier here is that this design would demand a yet another 15 million square feet of carbon-sucking green space.
The motto is to go “all green”; the granite seawalls will be replaced with constructed wetlands that promote aquifer recharge. The portfolio of the city will be generated through photovoltaics, biogas and microCHP generation programs.
If you think you will be allowed to drive your petrol engines here with full freedom, you are thoroughly mistaken. With a constant view towards both ecological and personal health, vehicular traffic will be very limited and trucks will be restricted to an “eco-industrial” zone.
And most important of all, every building will be holding the signposts of the amount of carbon emission they have caused for the residents to see! Now this is what we call a true vision! Cheers to Green!