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|This project has direct relevance to the challenges of the 21st century where our megacities and urban environments continue to grow at astonishing rates. Yet the building industry, utilities and energy companies lag behind the physical demands of a growing city. When inflexible infrastructures become inadequate or inappropriate then urban decay sets in - crime, homelessness, waste and resource management issues and traffic congestion can have crippling effects. Ultimately then, it may be possible to change the paradigm that underpins human development so that the solution to repairing a damaged, or struggling ecology may be to produce an architecture. For a space-faring colony to thrive in the long term, this is not a speculative proposition, it is a fundamental requirement.|
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