The Future

THE TOWN

We have analyzed the evolution of several towns and cities and we have checked that the extension of the habitat zones is increasing faster than ever. For that reason, we think that in 50 years from now Gurb’s extension will be wider. We have the same thought about Vic. If it’s growing doesn’t stop, we think that the two civilizations will become one.

Moreover, we live in an age where the climatic change is one of the most problematic effect threatening our planet. Luckily, several energies satisfy our basic necessities using natural sources, which are capable to renew and not pollute. This is the reason why the houses will be sustainable and most of the street’s pedestrians.

On the other hand, thanks to technology, cities will have a different image from now. According to the El nacional.cat newspaper these are some conclusions: “The storage technologies are necessary toguarantee us a stable supply”. Because of that, “Endesa is working for the technologic growth to compensate the lack of prevision and the intermittence of the renewable energies”. “The energy on wheels: Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)”.

With those characteristics that civilizations will have we imagine a new map with plenty of houses and Smart cities where technology will be present at the street.

About the growth we can imagine a future which Gurb will have a huge extension. In a consequence of that change, the fields will also change. Most of them will be populated.

Furthermore, there will be a rise of trade. This will produce an increase about tourism. For that reason, the commercial zone will be located between Vic and Gurb and the industries on the outskirts.

As a conclusion, we can predict a more sustainable and wider population.

HOUSES DESIGN

Considering the differences between the past and the present, we think that future houses will have solutions to improve the climatic change. Ara Newspaper claim that house distribution, relationship between neighbourhood and its energy will not be the same as nowadays.

The living accommodations will be cheaper and will be built with light materials to be able to distribute the house with facility.  “We need homes able to use them all our live and that they answer our necessities. However, this is not possible with stiff structures.”

Talking into Santacana’s opinion, houses will have more patios, balconies and more exterior and common spaces to make people relate themselves.

Nowadays there are appliances that help with the cost which produce the energy, although there’s a problem which not everybody can’t allow themselves because of the location or the money.

The achievement of efficiency depends on fixed elements such as the insulation of walls and windows, the orientation of the house or the installation of domotic systems that allow an optimal management of the consumption” says Santacana. For this reason, there will be a change when building to isolate from the cold and hot. There will also be solar panels.

In our opinion we also think that houses will be smart, having a lot of technology.

As a summary, we can imagine a future with sustainable and smart houses.