My city is one of the most wonderful and livable cities ever built and with the most advanced technology that might change the world. This city is called Technopolis. Uros Moravic-Balkanski

The City of Technoplis, Hand art by Uros Moravic-Balkanski

Technopolis is built in Canary Islands, on the biggest island Tenerife, in the Atlantic Ocean across from Morocco. I have chosen this very spot for my city first of all because of its subtropical climate (a range between 20-28 C), a perfect weather throughout the year. These islands are on a such a great spot that they are considered a bridge between four continents, Africa, North America, South America, and Europe. Technopolis will be connected to other smaller islands of the archipelago as well by bridges and underwater tunnels for both transportation and easier economic communication.

As Technopolis is surrounded by the ocean from each side we will naturally build factories with special technology to clear the salty water and turn it into clean, drinking water.

Besides the food we will be getting from ocean and thriving tropical agriculture, we will build vertical gardens because our space is limited. Once we grow enough of it, the food for our citizens as well as visitors will be free. The internet, electricity and transportation will be free also. We believe this will attract more tourists as our economy will be primarily based on tourism. The profit made of it will be invested in newest technology such as robotics, drone technology and ways of connecting with rest of the islands and world.

My city is a place of all types of technology, and all the cars run on electricity or compressed air. And how we get enough electricity? We use the wind from the north of the island and turning it into energy. Because of the great climate and many sunny hours per day, we will also install solar panels anywhere possible (rooftops, solar windows…) and turn it into energy.

Drone technologies will be used for taxing or package delivering but also for improving safety. Drones will be used like some sort of baby sitters, helpers to elderly people or guides for blind or disabled people. Beside that, robots will be a major part of safety program in Technopolis. Robo police officers for example, or Robo ambulance worker can be a great help to the people already working in hospitals and police stations or fire stations.

In Technopolis the main public transportation are trains, both above and underground or underwater, drone taxies, electrical/air cars.

Overall, Technopolis will be a modern Tech-looking city, safe and pleasant for living. Besides all that technology and futuristic look-and-feel we will look after the nature the best we can. Every building will have to have a green area within itself by the city law. We want to make sure that our citizens are able to live a healthy and happy life.

Uros Moravic-Balkanski
Grade VI, Elsie Roy Elementary, Vancouver, Canada