Post Carbon City State – Rezoned Circular Economy
Carbon Aftermath, the one thought that runs vividly in the mind of every environmentally conscious sane person. If it takes nature a million years to convert the dead the black mass, it hardly took a century of constant prodding for humans to mass produce it. And when you test the gigantic natural cycle by poking its order? There are always repercussions that we, humans, have to benefit.
Global warming and following rising sea levels have always been attributed as the Carbon Aftermath, the ginormous amounts of carbon content pumped up has been embedded in our everyday life, wasted plastic, toxic/nontoxic gas disposal into the atmosphere, vehicular emission, mountains of industrial wastes etc. The sea level rise in New York alone is projected to go up by 11 inches, not that it matters to entities placed 500 ft above the ground, but this increase is bound to affect the road, drainage and other underground networks.
Terreform has come up with a valiant urban solution, instead of developing units and designs just to adjust weave around the issue dealing only with resiliency, their concept is to let nature take its course and let parts of Manhattan be submerged by this inevitable rise in the Hudson and the East River paving way to build a future Manhattan, rivalling all the aspects cleansed of the past heap.
Bulk zoning, achieves in maximizing solar envelope, optimizing resources and mitigating regulated population extending into the Hudson and East River. This infill physically connects New Jersey, Brooklyn, Governors Island and Queens through land routing expanding the structural advancement of the city as a whole. This transformation leads to separate entities to conjoin as a singular organism, thriving and providing for its own through the myriad that was distributed and separate before.
This type of regulated urbanization might de-congest the overgrowth of the concrete jungle and could create an eco-sphere that inhibits the carbon output from the city as a whole, mitigating limited footprint.
By: Achyuthan Ramaswamy