A group of artists and designers, including 50 Cyborgs project organizer Tim Maly, have proposed a radical idea to solve Toronto's city planning problems. Scrap the old city, and just build a new one on top. Call it Upper Toronto.
If there's one thing that the science fiction of our youth taught us, it's that the future will be almost comedically tough, meaning that lawmen of the future will have to be even tougher just to get the job done.
This gorgeous image of a floating city is one design team's idea of what New Orleans might look like in the future. Let me add to that: a better future, where urban design is graceful, humane, and forward-looking. Their idea is to create low-cost houses that are buoyant, and that survive floods by welcoming the…