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The world in 2050: no own a car, but to each his own energy

Should our car out the door? Who is going to be our food grow? Our life will in the coming decades, dramatically change, that’s for sure. But how, exactly, we can yet not imagine. At the kick-off of the biennale of architecture in Rotterdam and Brussels to give the curators Leo van Broeck and Joachim Declerck five tantalizing crosses.

‘In 2050, we have no private car more

We then drive in shared vehicles, and have one map to a shared bike, car or train. Mobility parts is the only way to get cars of the road, and so less to stand still. Today is a lot of hope placed in the new technology of self-propelled cars, but that technological innovation is not necessarily a spatial increase in. By the shift to the collective use of vehicles there is free place which no longer infrastructure is claimed. Streets and squares get more space and to be the meeting places of the 21st century.

‘Farmers to move by 2050 to the city’

The number of farmers will be in 2050 are on the rise in Flanders, to both the world and the local population to feed. The profession of a farmer is a vital link in the urban system. They provide the urban dweller not only of food, but also guarantee the much needed patches of green and air. The voedselparken are the parks of the 21st century. Mayors have enormous economic clout: with a single decision they can for all schools and healthcare institutions, local food purchasing, and so an unprecedented boost to the local farmers.

‘In 2050, we pay our taxes directly to a water – and energieschap’

Following the Dutch example, pay citizens directly to the parties that the large climate change issues to address. This creates a pact between citizen and government, making the citizens more readable where the budgets go, and the government also bears the responsibility for the implementation of concrete solutions. So is active, the cover is made to renewable energy, room for water and a local, healthy food production.

‘Over several decades, we produce our own energy”

In 2050 produce our energy largely himself, fully renewable. Because we are a shareholder of a local energy company, we are responsible for our own energy consumption. This means we can work in one of the most difficult things: our energy consumption decrease. The massive investment that is needed from fossil to renewable energy, establish new infrastructure under our streets, our buildings and public spaces, and attaches new employment to the needs of the 21st century.

‘We’ll be buying mostly what we produce ourselves’

Cities are not shopping more, where all the goods from around the world come to be sold, and in many packages to take home. The shopping environment of the past is a maakomgeving: the assembly of the pieces happens on the spot, there is less storage space needed, and products can be custom made. Budget that used to be in ever greater havensluizen invested, goes to innovation and productiemilieus in the city. We are less dependent on cheap production and raw materials from other parts of the world. The place is a small-scale manufacturing industry that the port and city together again, link.

The interview with Leo Van Broeck and Joachim Declerck, curators of the biennale of architecture in Rotterdam and Brussels, about our last chance to make it right with the planet, you will read in the weekendkrant of The Standard.

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