Similarly to all other living creatures’, our behavior is determined largely by the factors in our environment. The combination of influences throughout the countless events in our lives build our character and we assume a role in our society. From the time our biological senses start to develop, different environmental influences have impact on us to various degrees altering our perception of the world and thus our behavior. Evidently, early childhood development reflects most behavioral habits in adults. The culture we currently live in reinforces the habits that we acquired while growing up and many undesirable behaviors are just products of long exposure to detrimental environments.
In a global Resource Based Economy most environments are designed to encourage creativity in all aspects of life. A systems approach to city design results in highly effective construction methods combined with minimum resources usage. In many places around the world the natural environment might determine the city design and construction methods. The cities would function as research and development centers, informing people all over the world about the latest scientific and technological developments as well as current global projects and events, acting as university cities.
We propose city systems suitable for different environmental conditions. In most areas where the land is flat the optimal solution would be circular cities. Total enclosure systems would be more suitable for places where the natural environment is hostile to humans. Cities in the sea would act as laboratories for the study of marine sciences as well as the reclamation and intelligent utilization of the oceans.