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  • 1. ENBE | Final Project | Part A Report | The Future City Representation CHEW UNG HENG | 0315397 | Group W | FNBE April 2013 | Taylors University Tittle of Project: SURVIVAL UNDERGROUND CHEW UNG HENG 0315397 FNBE APRIL 2013
  • 2. ENBE | Final Project | Part A Report | The Future City Representation CHEW UNG HENG | 0315397 | Group W | FNBE April 2013 | Taylors University content 1. Introduction - 3 2. A City 4-6 3. Investigation & Data Collection: The Ancient -7-8 4. Investigation & Data Collection: The present city - 9-10 5. Investigation & Data Collection: The future city - 11 6. The X -12-14 7. The New X City / Or the new name - 15-19 8. The Process and Progress -20-38 9. The Conclusion -39 10. References list -40
  • 3. ENBE | Final Project | Part A Report | The Future City Representation CHEW UNG HENG | 0315397 | Group W | FNBE April 2013 | Taylors University INTRODUCTION Referring final projects brief, we are the mayor of X city and our people require a new city because of some specific reasons that cause the Xcity no longer liveable. So we need to propose a layout of the new city as soon as possible. Then, the population of the new city is between 150,000-500,000 who are Malaysian and the size of the proposed city should be between 25-40. There are few choices for our new city which are underground city, underwater city, water floating city, air floating city or enhance the existing city. Firstly, we need investigate about a past and future city to collect the information as the requirement for us to propose our future city.While doing research, we should focus on the needs of the people, the infrastructures, the facilities, and how it will sustain itself in the future. By referring the past cities, these cities achieve a new height of culture and commerce, though in the end and some of them destroyed. So we should learn the experiences from the history to build a better city. Besides, we should think the complexity of road systems, transportation, building laws, markets, educational systems and etc. Then, we need to organise the zoning of the city properly which the systems in the city may going systematically. We may also have to consider about food and water so that it can be produced in our city for the needs of our people to live. The character of the city is relate to our subject as every city need to sustain itself , they grow, they populate, they require energy, they need shelter, they need protection which are similar to nature. So it is no doubt that we have to consider a lot of things to make our city better place to live.In a nutshell, the project provides a lot of information for us to learn on how to use the elements surrounding us to built environment which is related to our subject (ENBE).
  • 4. ENBE | Final Project | Part A Report | The Future City Representation CHEW UNG HENG | 0315397 | Group W | FNBE April 2013 | Taylors University CITY DEFINATION OF CITY: A city is a relatively large and permanent settlement. Although there is no agreement on how a city is distinguished from a town within general English language meanings, many cities have a particular administrative, legal, or historical status based on local law. Cities generally have complex systems for sanitation, utilities, land usage, housing, and transportation. The concentration of development greatly facilitates interaction between people and businesses, benefiting both parties in the process. A big city or metropolis usually has associated suburbs and exurbs. Such cities are usually associated with metropolitan areas and urban areas, creating numerous business commuters traveling to urban centres for employment. Once a city expands far enough to reach another city, this region can be deemed a conurbation or megalopolis. WHAT MAKE A CITY? A city is usually defined by its size in comparison to a town. Often it is said that a city is somewhere that has a university and that has a high legal importance. A city is mainly made up of houses though it also has to have industrial and business areas as well as good infrastructures such as roads and streets. Most cities have good public transportation links and although usually a city is classed as a fairly large place, there are some cities which are quite small. This occurs when there are important buildings within the city such as churches or cathedrals. Overall each city is defined as a city for a different reason and there really isn't a standard answer as to what actually makes one. So, usually it is size and most cities are bigger than towns but it does not always work out that way! WHAT MAKES A GOOD CITY? A prerequisite of a good city is mixed use neighborhoods, density and walkable streets. Lets take examples. London, New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo are great cities for this sole reason. These cities have residential, offices, retail, hospitality all adjacent to each other and buildings are built with negligible or zero car parks.
  • 5. ENBE | Final Project | Part A Report | The Future City Representation CHEW UNG HENG | 0315397 | Group W | FNBE April 2013 | Taylors University EXAMPLE OF A GOOD CITY TOP Cities in United state Austin, Texas The live music capital of the world often finds itself on lists covering the best places to live and for good reason. With a substantially lower unemployment rate than the national average (just 6.3% as opposed to 8.3% nationally), no state income tax, eight colleges and universities, clean water, and plenty of open space surrounding the metro area, this city of more than 700,000 people sits smack in the middle of the vast Texas landscape. Austin has 228 sunny days per year, with temperatures rarely falling below the average low of 40 degrees in January. A median home price of $196,000 means that the average young resident (age 34.1) has a good chance of affording his or her own home. Furthermore, workers have a strong chance of finding a telecommuting job and working from home, as Austin is ranked as the number four city in the country for employers offering teleworking. The city contains 3,127 people per square mile, and 83.4% of residents have a high school diploma or higher.
  • 6. ENBE | Final Project | Part A Report | The Future City Representation CHEW UNG HENG | 0315397 | Group W | FNBE April 2013 | Taylors University Omaha, Nebraska With just a 4.7% unemployment rate, this city of 380,000 seems to be beating the odds in terms of job creation during the recession. There are other facets of Omaha that make it an attractive place to live: A median income of more than $53,000, and 12 colleges and universities are especially enticing to younger people. It is a relatively affordable place to live as well, as the average home price is just $129,200, while the average rent cost is $716 monthly. In fact, the cost of living in Omaha is 11% lower than the national average. Residents of Omaha also enjoy 214 sunny days per year, clean air, and a medical system that provides a whopping 329 physicians for every 100,000 residents. With an up-and-coming cultural scene that features art galleries, restaurants, and nightclubs, young adults are finding that there is plenty to do in Omaha. WHAT IS THE FUTURE CITY? What the future might hold has long been a topic of speculation for artists and creative types. Trying to imagine what the world around us might look like in twenty, fifty, hundred years, or even end of the world can provide hours of entertainment. And its obvious that those artists and designers who take the time to create concepts of what they think the future might hold for us put a lot of time and consideration into their pieces.
  • 7. ENBE | Final Project | Part A Report | The Future City Representation CHEW UNG HENG | 0315397 | Group W | FNBE April 2013 | Taylors University ANCIENT CITIES DEFINATION OF ANCIENT CITY Early cities developed in a number of regions of the ancient world. Mesopotamia can claim as the earliest cities, particularly Eridu, Uruk, and Ur. After Mesopotamia, this culture arose in Syria and Anatolia, as shown by the city of atalhyk (75005700BC). It is the largest Neolithic site found to date. Although it has sometimes been claimed that ancient Egypt lacked urbanism, several types of urban settlements were found in ancient times. Ancient building in Mesopotamia HISTORY OF ANCIENT UNDERGROUND CITY The underground city at Derinkuyu may have been distended in the Byzantine era. Refugee settlement used during the Persian Achaemenidempire the city. There are references to underground refugee settlements built by the Persian king Yima in the second chapter of the Zoroastrian book Vendidad. Therefore many scholars believe that Persians may build the city. The city was connected with other underground cities through miles of tunnels.Some artefacts discovered in these underground settlements belong to the Middle Byzantine Period, between the 5th and the 10th centuries A.D. It is speculated that the number of underground settlements, generally used for taking refuge and for religious purposes