THE 21ST CENTURY: URBAN LIFE
Sunday 31 December 1995
With more and more people working around different international time zones, high streets will be busy throughout the day, thereby easing traffic congestion and also reducing crime - given that there will be fewer hours of emptiness.
The boom in people working from home will also mean a boom in cafe culture. All of those people working alone will need to get out and interact with like minded individuals, so high streets will be filled with retail and service outlets that resemble the fixtures that are now to be found on most university campuses or corporate complexes.
Cafes will have meeting rooms that can be booked, bookstores will become informal reference centres and gyms will offer more team sport programmes like volleyball and basketball in order to feed the need for human contact.
Cities of the future:
Bristol, Glasgow, Burlington (Vermont), Rotterdam, Antwerp, Vienna, Beirut, Cape Town, Chapel Hill (North Carolina), Buenos Aires, Dubai, Melbourne, Auckland, Berlin-Hamburg, Oslo, Portland (Oregon), Singapore.
Life & Style blogs
Who is Teresa Fidalgo? Debunking the fake ghost story that's got Instagram spooked
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Ukip's official health spokesperson: 'Honestly, I have no experience in health whatsoever'
Deliberately urinating before sex can increase risk of urinary tract infections
Doctors to trial 29-point checklist for elderly patients facing 'unavoidable' death
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness
Excellent Salary : Austen Lloyd: OXFORD - REGIONAL FIRM - An excellent opportu...
Super Package: Austen Lloyd: BRISTOL - SENIOR CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE - An outstan...
£15000 - £50000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Fantastic opportunities are ava...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: A Compute Engineer is required to join a globa...