1. Dubai, UAE
Dubai is truly a unique city and what makes it so futuristic is its concept and architecture. The tallest building in the world is in Dubai – the hotel Burj Khalifa is something you can’t see anywhere else in the world, and the Palm Islands are entirely artificial, made by man. And the most amazing thing about Dubai is probably the fact that the city’s skyscrapers were all built in the last 20 years or so.
This city doesn’t have many official citizens – most residents are actually foreigners who came there to work at Burj Khalifa or some other such establishment, and only 5 percent of residents actually have a UAE citizenship.
Singapore is a city-state with an incredible population density (7,814 per sq. km of land area). The number of people living here is getting bigger while the city remains the same size. So, in order to make it possible for all the people living there to have their space and avoid the city becoming completely overcrowded, Singapore needs to become futuristic and think smarter, efficiently using every square inch of free space.
Since one of the city’s goals is to increase the population by 20%, the changes will need to be made pretty soon. One of the steps towards improvement has been made with the partnership signed with MIT, which will result in new and more effective ways of transportation. The best thing about Singapore is that all the positive changes this city is about to make will be shared with other cities, including NYC, Mumbai and Bangkok.
3. Helsinki, Finland
The futuristic side of this city lies in the fact that it is making its statistical data available online to everyone who wants to see and analyze the information from meetings, check agendas and have an insight about the decisions brought by the government. This is something that cities are trying to introduce in order to become modernized and develop a better relationship with the citizens by letting them become more involved. Another thing that helps Helsinki move forward is the fact that there is free Wi-Fi all over the city, for everyone to use.
4. Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo has the most sophisticated railways in the entire world, with over 100 routs on the ground and 13 subway lines. CNN argues that this railway system is good enough to win world records.
Besides this, there are many things that make this city futuristic, including its restaurant scene. How about eating a dish with a generous helping of dirt? But it’s not regular dirt, but special nutrient-rich soil. Felling hungry now?
The inventive architecture of buildings is the icing on the cake and makes this city look even more advanced and uplifted. Tokyo’s Skytree is the world’s tallest tower and it is right after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa as the second tallest building in the world.
5. Toronto, Canada
Toronto is considered futuristic because it has become the most diverse city in the world, as it was named by UNESCO.
People from different places of origin and of different cultures live together in a community where there is no place for prejudice or judgment. It is still a work in progress, but Toronto is moving in the right direction. As almost 50 percent of Toronto’s residents weren’t born in Canada, some adjustment time was necessary, but Toronto has overcome the difficulties of such diversity and has become a real city of tomorrow.