How would you design the city of the future?

Greetings my dear Readers!!

In visualising the future city, my plan is:

“Crafting the City of the Future: – A Harmony of Technology and Philosophical Stoicism.”

This imaginative strategy combines technological innovation with philosophical stoicism. This city will combine cutting-edge technology with deep values to create a dynamic urban setting where human well-being and progress coexist. Let’s examine how this harmonious blend could form tomorrow’s urban tapestry.

Creating the city of the future demands a delicate balance of technology advancement and timeless philosophical ideals. These components together create a city that thrives on innovation and promotes human well-being. Let’s construct a metropolis that combines cutting-edge technology and philosophical stoicism.

Increasing Urban Infrastructure Using Technology:

A complex network of technical marvels elevates the human experience in this futuristic metropolis. Residents’ daily life is seamlessly integrated with smart infrastructure, optimising energy, transportation, and resource allocation.

The futuristic city uses technology to improve residents’ lives. Traffic, energy, garbage, and urban planning are seamlessly coordinated by AI-powered smart infrastructure. Autonomous vehicles, electric mobility, and hyper-connectivity reduce congestion and carbon impact with a complex network of ease and efficiency. Rapid mobility removes physical obstacles and enriches the city’s cultural variety.

Technology and nature are balanced by renewable energy sources, which power the city. Solar panels, wind farms, and energy storage innovations create a self-sufficient energy ecology. Vertical gardens and advanced urban farming methods bring nature to cities, offering fresh vegetables and fostering sustainable living.

Climate-Resilient Oasis: Global Warming Solutions

A Green Revolution to Reclaim Our Planet:

Global warming is addressed in this urban masterpiece. Under “A Climate-Resilient Oasis,” the city’s blueprint emphasises environmental healing. Rooftop gardens, vertical trees, and large parks absorb CO2 and clean the air. Modern carbon-capture devices in buildings and infrastructure reduce emissions, exhibiting technological prowess and environmental management.

Instead of energy-intensive lamps, bioluminescent paths guide inhabitants through the city’s peaceful streets at night. Ocean-inspired wind farms and solar arrays power the metropolis and ensure a sustainable future. This beautiful blend of nature, technology, and stoic ideals creates an urban symphony that resonates with the profound understanding that our actions today impact future generations.

Philosophical Stoicism: The Foundation of Well-Being:

In this metropolis, philosophical stoicism underpins social harmony and personal well-being. Stoicism encourages emotional balance and inner strength to overcome hardships. Daily mindfulness and self-awareness practises improve mental clarity and reduce stress and anxiety.

The city’s schools emphasise virtue and wisdom. Citizens should learn, empathise, and build relationships. A well-lived life guided by integrity, compassion, and humility trumps materialism.

Creating Human Connection in the Digital Age:

While technology advances the city, it is used to foster true human interactions. Virtual and augmented reality platforms enhance communication, not replace it. Community spaces, art galleries, and amphitheatres unite people. Celebrate public speech and discussion to promote varied ideas.

Wellness & Holistic Health:

Health and well-being are city priorities. Technological advances make medical treatments accessible and personalised. Telemedicine and AI-assisted diagnostics eliminate healthcare inequities by providing services across the city.

Public spaces are strategically created to promote physical and mental health. Parks, meditation gardens, and health centres encourage nature and awareness. Physical fitness and mental peace are balanced.

Balance Progress and Ethics:

In building the future city, ethics guide every technical breakthrough. Thoughtful design protects privacy, eliminates data exploitation, and lets AI serve mankind without subjugating it. The city’s governance ensures progress is shared fairly through fairness, justice, and inclusivity.

Cultivating Equanimity from the Start: Nurturing a World of Lasting Peace and Prosperity:

Planting Seeds of Inner Balance in Primary Education: Ancient Knowledge.

In the quest for a future world adorned with enduring tranquillity and prosperity, the foundation must be laid during the formative years. Imagine a world where primary schools become the nurturing ground for more than just academic knowledge, where the syllabus embraces a vital lesson: equanimity. By introducing young minds to the art of maintaining equanimity in the face of life’s highs and lows, we sow the seeds of emotional resilience, empathy, and harmonious coexistence. As the curriculum unfolds, children learn not only to navigate challenges with grace but also to contribute to a global tapestry woven with compassion and understanding. In teaching equanimity, we equip the future generation with the tools to cultivate peace within themselves, thus fostering a world where peace radiates outward, and prosperity is not just material but also spiritual.


In the heart of this meticulously designed metropolis of the future, the convergence of technology, non-dual thinking, and philosophical stoicism stands as a testament to humanity’s boundless potential. Here, innovation is not merely a means to an end, but a reflection of our collective creativity and unwavering determination. 

Residents of this city are not only beneficiaries of cutting-edge advancements, but also stewards of a deeper understanding. Non-dual thinking dissolves the boundaries that separate us, fostering empathy and interconnectedness. Philosophical stoicism empowers individuals to navigate life’s challenges with resilience and grace, anchoring them in an unshakeable centre amidst the storm of progress.

As skyscrapers touch the sky and green spaces flourish, every corner echoes with the hum of sustainable technology and the whispers of ancient wisdom. Privacy is respected, data is ethically governed, and communal spaces kindle genuine human connections. The city’s education system nurtures young minds not only in science and art but in the cultivation of virtue and compassion.

Inhabitants of this metropolis lead lives that embrace both innovation and introspection. Mindful engagement with technology augments their experiences, while moments of stillness and contemplation offer solace in a fast-paced world. As healthcare becomes personalized and accessible, and clean energy sources abound, the city thrives in harmony with its environment.

In the end, the city of the future is not merely a vision: It is WISDOM that is important.

 A city where innovation is guided by wisdom, and progress is measured in human fulfilment. It beckons us to imagine beyond the confines of the present, inspiring us to collectively craft a future that is as remarkable as it is profound – a future where technology, non-dual thinking, and philosophical stoicism converge to create a metropolis that truly embodies the essence of human potential.

Human will make this world a better place.

Published by

Arun Singha

Retired from AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA as Dy. General Manager (CNS).BSc(Mathematics Honors). Age 60years. Studying ancient Indian Philosophy along with modern physics and modern Biology. Follow Dr. Bruce H Lipton, Dr. JOE DISPENJA , Gregg Braden and Swami Sarvapriyananda among others. Writing consolidated articles on Upanishads, Advaita Vedanta and other ancient Indian Texts. Wish to work for the society to help people through personal guidance, motivation. Self has work experience of 36 years in the field of Air Navigation Service at different Airports in India. Gained vast experience in handling man and machine. Would like to reach to the people to share my life experiences, how I had overcome great challenges and difficulties at different times and positions.

22 thoughts on “How would you design the city of the future?”

  1. Reading your today’s post Arun, I am amazed how much in common we have!
    Despite living on the opposite sides of the planet, and never met, we could be soulmates, as we share so much of ideas.
    Every detail of this urban paradise resonates with me and my philosophy of life.
    Even quotes come from writers and philosophers that are my heros. Meditations,
    a book written by Marcus Aurelius, been by my side for as long as I can remember, and he is on my list of writers to still include in my The Great Books of the World Series. Epictetus and Paulo Coelho are often quoted and when I have written about Coelho, 7,000 readers tuned in, an unheard of number!
    Your vision of urban perfection is close to utopia, and as we humans are never perfect, perhaps not possible to achieve. If it was, it would be a paradise on Earth!
    I love every proposed aspect of your urban masterpiece!


    1. See that, we stay far away, but our language is almost same.
      I did not read your post earlier. I read your post after I published mine today.
      See the similarity at the same time.
      We need peace in this world.
      Thank you, Joanna, for your reply with details.
      Best wishes.

  2. Greetings, Arun, and I admire the global nature of the topic that you have touched. 👋👋👋 It would be great to gradually build such an ideal city of the future, where innovative technologies would be put at the service of people, ethics and morality, wisdom and professionalism, a prudent attitude to resources and a careful attitude to all interconnections in the world. I would like to live at least a little bit in such a city – a white city of dreams. 🌇
    But I see how difficult it is for the new to make its way, bypassing the obstacles of selfish interests and the inertia of the existing. It makes its way, rather in spite of all high impulses than because of them.
    I analyzed in detail the issues of using the latest technologies in education in Russia. Often this is the purchase of large volumes of equipment that they do not know how to use for “peaceful” purposes, since they were bought for the enrichment of individual officials, or this is the strongest opposition from inert structures that appeal to the harmful effect of technology on immature minds, instead of finding ways to put these wonderful technologies at the service of the educational process. And there are many other counteracting factors to the unique unity of intellect and the latest technology, supported by current technologies. 🙌🙌🙌
    Although, perhaps, the number of actions in this direction, unexpectedly for us, will turn into a new quality, and we will be surprised that we already live in the city of the future. 🔮🔮🔮
    It would be amazing! 🤗🤗🤗

    1. Thank you so much Olga for your comments and feedback with suggestions in line with the future plan for a green world with advanced technology, peace, prosperity, harmony and wisdom.
      But our country heads must have sincere efforts to have a word without any conflicts.
      War should be avoided.
      Technology should be used for progress of mankind and the planet earth and it’s habitat including plants.
      Your idea is absolutely right 🙏
      Let us hope for a beautiful world.
      World beautiful means nations are beautiful. Nations beautiful means people are beautiful (beautiful mind 😍)
      You have suggested for education with advanced technologies.
      Indeed it is required.
      Let us hope for better future.
      Best wishes Olga 😊

      1. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of evil in the world. A person is not able to influence many processes in the world, he can do it indirectly and, perhaps, not see the results of his contribution to the future life. 🧬🧬🧬
        Sometimes you really want to see the sprouts of the new, germinating on the existing soil. 🌱🌱🌱
        May the future inspire you for good deeds! 🙏🙏🙏
        Best regards, Olga

        1. Thank you so much for your reply Olga.
          Ancient philosophy says that the universe is cyclical.
          Big Bang and big crunch is also cyclical.
          Therefore we will pass through evils and good deeds.
          I hope good days will come 👍
          Let us spread the knowledge of unity. We are one. The Big Bang was a point of singularity. From that zero size we have evolved.
          Seems different.
          But not different in actuality.
          Peaceful life will be there 💕 🧬🧬🧬
          Good germination will definitely be there.
          Have a blissful time ahead 💓☺️🙏

          1. Glad for your words. Let it be so.
            Moreover, this is exactly what happens in everyday life.
            Thanks for the clarification, Arun.
            Have a good mood! ☺
            Best regards, Olga

  3. Hello, Arun!
    My husband and I, we did get to know quite a few cities, some just briefly, others more intensely.
    We always knew of course, that very rich people can chose to live in the best parts of a city. We also knew, that some of these very well designed places of the very rich would always be out of our reach.
    This never worried us. We had the good fortune that we could visit a lot of cities that were very much to our liking. We used to say, ah, we would like to live here. or we would like to live there. But then, when it was time to venture home again to our small but pleasant abode. we realised that home was best. 🙂
    For a long time, there were not too many cars where we lived. This was great! But this has changed. Out of necessity people need cars. So I am talking now about where I live in Australia. Governments in the past neglected to supply the infrastructure for adequate public transport, this is why more and more people drive cars now which leads to horrible congestions. It reduces the enjoyment of city life a great deal.
    More and more Australians right now do struggle with too high prices for renting houses or apartments. All over Australia the building of public housing has been neglegted for decades! It is extremely difficult to catch up with adequate housing for everyone. For sure, with better past planning our cities and townships might very well be able to accommodate everyone! 🙂
    I think for the ideal city of the future a lot more planning should be done!
    Thanks, Arun, for thinking about all this, how a future city could be so lovable to live in. 🥰🌲🌹😍

    1. Respected Uta Madam,
      Thank you so much for your detailed reply and all your past information about your husband. Now, this has become a common phenomenon everywhere.

      The repercussions of past governmental oversights in infrastructure provisioning have become increasingly apparent, and this situation is mirrored in nearly every country. The surge in private car usage due to inadequate public transport infrastructure has led to nightmarish congestion, significantly diminishing the urban living experience worldwide. Moreover, the escalating housing prices are not unique to Australia; it’s a global challenge. In various corners of the world, the neglect of public housing development has resulted in a formidable housing deficit, making accessibility to adequate housing an arduous task. However, amidst these shared challenges lies a united call for change. It’s imperative that we embrace forward-thinking approaches for the cities of the future, integrating sustainable and green initiatives. As we envision these new urban landscapes, meticulous planning and a renewed commitment to inclusivity become the cornerstones, ensuring that the ideals of accessible housing and a seamless urban experience are realised for all.

      Therefore, we plan for a future city.

      Take care always.
      Stay well.
      Kind regards.

  4. A post rich with ideas, both old and new. Imagining a utopian city or country or world stirs the imagination and may inspire us to implement reforms. I especially liked the quotes. Enjoy your weekend, Arun!

    1. Thank you so much, Cheryl, for your reply and appreciation. I am very happy that you have read the post and liked it. Your words are highly supportive. Everything I have written is based on my personal feelings and thoughts over the years of experience and the absence of a balance of progress, peace, and prosperity with the advance of technology.
      The quotes had to make an impression on us, particularly on the younger generation who will be responsible for future city development.
      Thanks a lot. Best wishes and regards.
      Arun from India.

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