THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IMAGINED BY STUDENTS FORM DESIGN ACADEMY EINDHOVEN
A collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
Introduction scenario ‘Divided Society’ As a result of urbanization and rural flight vulnerable residential areas arise. In our future scenario, the urban metropolitan areas of the Netherlands are becoming cities within cities: divided in tribal neighborhoods and self-suffcient, gated communities.
The economy is suffering from a low technology/digitalization movement, a high privatization, and an ageing society. The decline of the productive population is partly compensated by migrants, which makes cities melting pots of cultures. The suffering economy eventually leads to a divide between the haves — the Absolutes — and the have-nots — the Hybrids.
The rift between the Absolutes and the Hybrids is immense, and will widen as time goes by.