In 1925, the future was owned by pedestrians
More than 85 years ago, Popular Science Monthly magazine imagined what the city of the future, aka 1950, would look like. It’s remarkable green.
A few thoughts:
• The future (in 1950!) is going to be a walker’s paradise! I want to live in that city!
• In the future, we’ll all fly around in inflatable dirigibles. What they lack in speed when compared to jets they more than make up for in fuel economy.
• Freight tubes will allow goods to be moved from city to city and around to shops with ease and without road-choking emissions.
• The terraced cities of the future will have rooftop green space for people to relax, play and learn in.
We didn’t quite get to the green future imagined in 1925 by 1950, but maybe by 2050?