Sunday, October 22, 2017

I would If I could - 2 - Viral development via Smart Cities

Viral development via Smart Cities

example city : bangalore

Current disadvantages of cities/smart cities

  1. polarization of growth, development
  2. Dis connectivity between the residents of city and the rest of the citizens of the country
  3. Rise of class system
  4. migration of people, talent only towards city causing weaker section of society everywhere except city.
  5. talented, efficient people would not want to go to other places than cities due to lack of facilities, growth or development
  6. there won't be any growth, development or facilities other than cities due to lack of efficient people in places other than cities and also lack of interest
  7. sooner are later cities become seeders and places away from cities become leechers (if you have used bittorrent technology, then you would know)
  8. The migration of people to cities will always be higher than the rate of growth or accommodation and capacity of the cities due to the natural tendency of people to migrate to a better place with better opportunities
  9. over crowded cities cause heavy traffic, congestion, lack of water, lack of power etc.,
  10. over crowded cities also increase the cost of living and education which forces educated well qualified people to have less kids but the not so qualified, not so well educated people have more kids. In short those who can provide better education, future to kids start having less kids but those who cannot start having more kids (govt will support them anyway)
  11. concentration of talented, efficient people at few cities cripples the security of the city. In the worst case scenario of an entire city getting infected, attacked, bombed then the country will lose most of its talent which is the soft power of a country. Take down of just 4 cities of a country will cripple the talent and technological advancement of our country to less than half and it will take at least another 30 to 40 years to catch up with the rest of the world
....there are many more but you get the idea

advantages of Distributed Smart cities

  1. all the above mentioned disadvantages will be addressed with this system
  2. least traffic or no traffic
  3. no need to upgrade the existing road/transport system
  4. the rate at which the city grows = the rate at which the nearest cities grow
  5. Increased employment
  6. no migration to cities 
  7. opportunities at the tier 2 cities will be as good as those at tier 1 cities
  8. in the worst case scenario of an entire tier 1 city being neutralized, half or more than that of the citizens of the city will still be safe and sound
  9. Complete connectivity between the people of city and those of the village or small town....
Solutions
1 to and fro bullet train from Bangalore [preferably electronic city or Whitefield (major tech zones and places of employment)] to the nearest capital city of the neighboring district, let say the town/city D. The admission will be prioritized based on the following order -> employment in the city, people in need of urgent medical care, people who have their court dates. The aim is to slowly shift/distribute the residence of the dwellers of the city to a radius of a distance which can be covered within an hour by a bullet train. A bullet train covers 320 km. If we take even a 200km radius then we will have the people of the city distributed across the state. If bullet trains themselves will generate a lot of income and employment. If the city dwellers shift their residence to a less noisy, less crowded places with low cost of living then their salary expectations will be low too. This encourages many companies across the world to set up their organizations here. when the talent from city starts to live at places other than cities then their spending power, their expectation and standards of living, their readiness to invest more in their children's education will drive development and opportunities where they live. These people will also get their vegetables, fruits and many other food items for cheap since tier 2, 3 cities are well connected to farmers than cities. Now the farmers are happy too since they can sell it to the people who are happy to buy from them without bargaining since the cost is a lot less than that of city. buyer, farmer and citizens will be. It is a win win situation. It is better to inform the tech companies to invest directly into these bullet trains to tier 2/3 cities instead of paying tax to the government. In the mean time we should also limit the height of the buildings in cities to make sure the growth happens evenly, horizontally and not vertically. Once the people who work at cities start living not in tier 1 cities, they will surely influence growth, development and may start their own ventures in tier 2 cities. Kids who grow up in cities are becoming increasingly distant from those who are not from cities, this will change the whole game. 
In short the more we decrease the time of traveling between cities and towns, the uniformity of growth and development will increase. you can do this either by bullet train or any other modern means of transport.