Cities in Space
The META offers a clear strategy for building Cities in Space
Organizing urban populations to form proto-cities-in-space in their home towns as special development districts is the objective of the Municipalities Electronic Trade Association.
Through the development of political, social and business techniques designed for self-governing space colonies locally, we can create the political, social and business resources needed to build real Cities in Space.
Creating a clear path to sustainable prosperity for all humanity requires that we learn to ``walk lightly upon the Earth" There is no better way to do this than to learn to live in Space.
Presented below are summaries and links to the best resources on the web for the discussion of this topic.
Space Today. Global Information Resources: Links to National Space Agencies Around the World.
The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, educational, grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Founded as the National Space Institute (1974) and L5 Society (1975), which merged to form NSS in 1987, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen's voice on space. NSS counts thousands of members and over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. The society also publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space.
Al Globus ``Today space is mostly rock and radiation. We can change that. In the 1970's Princeton physicist Gerard O'Neill showed that we can build giant orbiting spaceships and live in them. These orbital space colonies could be wonderful places to live; about the size of a California beach town and endowed with weightless recreation, fantastic views, freedom, elbow-room in spades, and great wealth. In time, we may see hundreds of thousands of orbital space colonies in our solar system alone. Unlike earlier colonization events, no people need be oppressed and no ecosystems destroyed for the simple reason that there aren't any out there. If we do it, space colonization will be so important that only the origins of life itself is comparable. Even ocean-based Life's colonization of land half a billion years ago pales by comparison."
CYGO Space Settlement Initiative invites you to participate with convincing presentations before the U.N., manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, citizen action groups, and individuals, along with plans reviewed and backed by reputable aerospace engineers and accountants, mining near asteroids becomes a reality resulting in a world economic upturn, greater manufacturing capability, more implementable alternative energy sources, environmental improvements, medical treatments, and cheaper space access for all.
`` Cities of Today, Cities of Tomorrow! `` The Cities project is an interactive programme brought to you by the United Nations CyberSchoolBus. Its six intense units of clear writing, exciting information and great images give you the best overview of urbanization—its history, its potential, its problems... You can focus on just one part of the curriculum—say, the profiles of major cities, or an activity on population density—or you can take all 6 units as a whole. Just make sure you enjoy it all.
Satellite Passes over North Amreican Cities Want to know when a spacecraft will be flying over your city? Select your country to find out:
USA City Link Since 1994, this has been the internet's most comprehensive listing of states and cities offering information on travel, tourism, and relocation. We offer detailed city guides as well as official and independent city and state websites