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Manchester could become the first ‘City of the Future’

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What will cities be like in the future? It seems that Manchester will be the best example of technological and scientific advances in Britain in the next century.

It is possible that by 2100 Manchester will become the first ‘City of the Future’, and all sight of cars on the streets of Britain will be lost forever.

The future looks good for Manchester: it could become Britain’s most important city by 2100

Do you want to know more about the cities of the future? Continue reading!

  • Will Manchester be the first ‘City of the future’? According to science, it is quite possible that this is the case
  • Manchester is expected to regain monumental importance by 2100; in this year, cities are believed to be ‘unrecognizable’
  • By 2100, everything seems to indicate that green buildings will predominate and that cars will leave the streets of Great Britain for good.

Technological advances will be the starting point for building the cities of the future.

Of these, Manchester is expected to occupy the privileged place; at least that’s how a group of scientists entrusted with predicting the future of Great Britain’s great cities has projected it for the next century.

According to the portal The New York PostGreat technological advances have been noted in the field of environmentalism and the fight against climate change; however, the next century will see changes so great that they will leave cities ‘unrecognizable’.

A group of scientists from Lancaster University has studied these changes to make long-term predictions, within which they contemplate structural and technological changes in large cities in Great Britain.

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In a series of images shared by Lancaster University, scientist Serena Pollastri detailed the predictions that have been made for the future of these cities.

Among the most notable changes, he assures, is that by the year 2100 it is expected that car traffic on the streets will have been eliminated.

In addition, the buildings will use natural resources to function in an ecological way throughout the entire nation.

Serena Pollastri is a contributor to the UK government’s Cities of the Future Prediction Project.

His job is to project how Britain will look within the next 80 years of adapting to the climate change treaties.

Pollastri told the media that «We know that it is not only possible, but necessary, to reassess the future we want and how we can build it,» adding that «we must do all of this taking into account the imminent and widespread effects of climate change.»

Manchester, the first ‘City of the Future’ in 2100

Among the predictions are that cities will make major innovations in neighborhoods and buildings, that they will feature gardens and run on renewable energy.

Furthermore, one of the most important predictions is that private cars will be replaced by an accessible mode of transportation that will take workers to the doors of their buildings.

If all turns out as scientists hope, the streets and current parking lots will give way to green corridors, and conventional electricity will be completely replaced by solar panels on the roofs of all buildings.

This project is a plan to demand concrete actions from Prime Minister Boris Johnson to recover the economy in a period after the current pandemic.

Clara Goldsmith, a member of the Climate Coalition, stated that «the solutions presented in this graphic projection are within our reach, and the time to act is now.»

Just last month, the Prime Minister admitted that he was wrong to declare that wind farms would be useless, and vowed to roll out wind power to every UK home for the next ten years.

In a virtual meeting, Johnson declared in October that he would allocate 160 million pounds sterling, the approximate to 207 million US dollars, to the investment of new turbines off the coast of Scotland.

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Manchester would be the first city of the future, but Florida would be positioned as the first futuristic city of the 21st century with a fleet of air taxis and smart ‘vertiports’

Although what the future of cities will look like in 2100 remains to be determined, it is possible that in the short term the plan to reduce car traffic on the streets will begin to take shape.

Although the plan was born in Europe, it is possible that it will be implemented for the first time in the United States thanks to the startup Lilium.

This company specializes in the manufacture of aircraft for air transport, and its executives have officially announced plans to venture into United States with a fleet of air taxis.

Based in Munich, Lilium plans to build a ‘Vertiport’ in Lake Nona, where a ‘futuristic’ city is expected to be built in the vicinity of Orlando International Airport.

To achieve this, they are working together with the Orlando authorities and with the Tavistock Development company.

According to the news portal NBC, the main objective of the company is to successfully develop a network of drone-type air taxis that take off and land vertically, just like a helicopter would.

To achieve this, Lilium will implement a platform similar to Uber, in which they would offer the air transport service. These are five-seat aircraft that, during the tests that have been carried out, have been able to reach speeds of 100 kilometers per hour, although their capacity is expected to be three times that achieved so far.

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