Blog Prompt #1-Energy, Flow, & Transformation
Energy, Flow, and Transformation are three of the main elements that make a city thrive. Every city throughout the world has experienced transformation from its creation until the present day. Cities have moved from their beginnings with small amounts of people and little development into modern places packed with people and high rises.
In a city energy is all around us. The people that walk the streets, the utilities that power our buildings, and the animals and plants that share our modern cities with us all create different types of energies that have slowly jelled into what we now consider a thriving city.
The flow of a city, in many ways, depends on these two aforementioned elements, but is crucial to the ability for a city to survive. Many cities have been able to keep older forms of transportation like cars and buses, but those cities that have transformed into packed metropolises have had to transform their transportation into means that are able to carry more passengers and move them greater distances quicker. Light rail and trains have become key in growing cities and have kept cities from entering a type of gridlock.
Everyone of these elements are ones that both keeps cities moving and thriving but also provide ongoing questions that need new answers constantly. How will we deal with increasing population? Where will we put more transportation lines? How will we get people to settle in our city? All of these questions created by the three main elements listed above, while causing problems in cities, keep them on their toes and keep them moving forward. Without these three things, cities would die.