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Installation shot @ "Dark Habitats Dark Ecology" at Spektrum, Berlin, June 2017
Design concept for a global city with closed circuits, Matthias Fritsch, developed since 2017

The world was lost and only a handful of people survived. They managed to save themselves and their knowledge into a new world. In order to prevent the mistakes of the past, they organized themselves from the start according to rules based on sustainability and subsistence, which concerned the organization of their cities, transport, everyday life and social structures. Their basic values were: to promote life, including the lives of others, to respect the environment, to promote justice and equal opportunities.

Since people assumed that at some point, as on Earth, the majority of them would live in cities that spread across the planet like networks, their settlement planning was set up from the outset in such a way that food, work, life and culture would be possible in the immediate vicinity with minimal energy, transport and resource expenditure.

Ecopolis actually already exists on Earth. Anyone who can imagine this future and respects its values already helps making it more and more a reality.

  Ecopolis Furniture
Composting chair (left) & composting toilett (right) @ "The Soil we live of" in Group Global 3000, Berlin, August 2018

Backgroud thoughts:

A sustainable society leaves its culture and environment in the same or better conditions for the society to come compared to past conditions. The city of the future has to function within its own borders in balance with its habitats and limited resources. Circles of matters have to be closed.

The initial hypothesis of this concept was that humanity would continue to grow strongly and only level off at a stable level of 20 to 50 billion individuals. Current serious projections assume that the maximum of human population will already be reached in mid 21st century with about 10 billion individuals.

The concept includes different modules which regulate basic aspects of an urban system and its inhabitants towards a sustainable existence:

1. Living in Levels - city planning
2. Transport in Spheres - traffic planning
3. 13 commandments - daily routines

The concepts are complemented with practical solutions which were developed and tested by Matthias Fritsch. They can help in the transition to an Ecopolis with tools of the present.


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