Most of the major OGF cities developed over long periods of time and in a seemingly “random” fashion, which definitely makes for very interesting results. However, I think that we could also add a new, master-planned city to the mix.
Although relatively rare, there are some major planned cities being built in the real world. For example, Egypt is currently building an entirely new capital city outside of Cairo, the current capital. The city, designed to give the government additional space beyond the cramped Cairo city center, is planned to house many additional residents for the burgeoning Cairo area.
There are other real-world projects like this as well. I’m thinking that we should create a new collaborative project that would be designed with the same concept in mind - to create a dynamic, modern, well-planned metropolis.
For this project, we would use a small territory with little previous human inhabitation (I’m not talking about previous owners, but about populations that occupy the territory before we build the city). We would essentially start the city on a empty canvas and develop it to become a modern, sustainable city-state (yes, it would be its own country as well).
This is just a starting idea, so I haven’t figured out the details yet - if we (the community) like this idea, we’ll figure the details out later.
Anyways, what do you think? Please reply with your comments, questions, concerns, thoughts, criticisms, etc.
Comment from xioma_sg on 10 June 2022 at 20:42
Look at Gobras City.
Comment from TheMayor on 10 June 2022 at 20:45
Huntington is also intended to be a planned city.
Comment from Toad on 22 June 2022 at 10:03
My point of view on this is that cities don’t have to be “planned” or built from the ground up with some sort of artistic layout to be “dynamic, modern, and well-planned”.
I really like the idea of having a master-planned city, but I think there are 2 things that I don’t like about many of these cities.
Washington D.C. for example looks cool but at the intersections where diagonal avenues meet vertical streets it gets quite chaotic. This is a thing I keep seeing in many master-planned cities.
Meanwhile, Brasilia has been blamed for being too cramped and having a street system that makes it hard to travel east-west in the airplane-shaped area.
But otherwise I am interested to see how this turns out.