mY: 218 mM: Kumbha Sol:22 TIme: 11:24 (Airy crater)
The more investment is done, the bigger control and influence is given to particular party. Should it be a private funding the more corporate style the city will be. Nevertheless, with all its negative influence the corpo-style is more preferable one in my opinion. The corporation can be cruel, merciless and focused only on making money, but offers stable approach in politics, economy and social relations. You may not like it but at least you know what to expect.
National programs can be dependent to Earth’s current political situation changing every time there is an authority switch. As Churchill said: No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
You may wonder why I started this posting from such far distanced thing like politics and economy, if I am to focus on city planning? The type of economics, politics influence social bounds and behavior. The way the society lives influences the way the city is designed. And in close range future (meaning next few centuries) we have no free space to make mistakes on planning. Aspects like closed environment, constant life endangerment lead to precise design decisions to be made, so the final “polis” shape will serve its habitants in best and comfortable way.
People must be at the center of smart city planning…
Awaiting your thoughts. S.A.M.