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The City of The Future, Telosa, USA

🇺🇸 United States of America.

Telosa is the name of a new urban plan that promises to incorporate the attributes of the city of the future. With sustainability as the core theme, the man behind this city, set to accommodate around five million residents, is the multimillionaire Marc Lore, who wants to demonstrate the viability of building a major city from scratch. The name Telosa comes from the Ancient Greek word telos, meaning "purpose". Expanding upon that definition, according to Greek philosophy, it means that no individual can achieve their full potential if they do not grow as part of a group, of society. The two are united by working together in search of opportunities that enable them to prosper. That's what Telosa is about, not just as a city, but as a much wider and expansive project.

Telosa also promises to be a 15-minute city, in which basic services such as schools, hospitals, and work centers are located within walking or cycling distance from home, eliminating residents' dependence on motor vehicles and reducing commuting times. Of course, the city will also have plenty of greenery, public spaces, and autonomous vehicles that will drive at a moderate speed, and, apart from the urban landscape and architecture, this Utopian city will present, in organizational terms, a transparent and participatory management model. Furthermore, all its residents will co-own land to eradicate any trace of inequality.

Since it will be built completely from scratch, Telosa will be built on land located in a desert in the United States, yet to be defined, but will be in the states of Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, or Texas, although, the region of the Appalachian Mountains is also being considered. A blank canvas on which to create a new model which, according to Lore, gives back the value generated by the land to its investors, i.e., residents.

The final destination depends on aspects such as climate, access to water, or logistics communication. However, the most determining aspect at the moment is to achieve social and political consensus for a city that, according to the former Wal-Mart executive, seeks to generate solutions and improve quality of life "with and for people, not with technology".

The first phase of construction, which hopes to receive its first residents by 2030, would have the capacity to accommodate 50,000 people and would cost $25 billion. Lore believes $400 billion will be needed to complete it. The funds to make this a reality would be obtained from philanthropists, donations, subsidies, and other sources. Another concept of Telosa is equity, understood as an economic system whereby the land is owned by citizens. Initially, the land will be donated to a community endowment, which will use the acquired value to finance a public health and education system, innovative work opportunities and learning. All this will enable citizens to aspire to greater prosperity, which will be shared by everyone.


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