If Mars became habitable for humans by 2050, how would you go about urbanizing it to create places for people to work, live and play? This was the question that was asked when we undertook a research with TEDxSydney in 2016. The concept of Mars was used to give people a blank canvas and understand what they would create without the limitations of the existing built environment. If we had the ability to start again, would we even build Central Business Districts, or would we favor smaller hubs closer to home? Would we improve transport, work more flexibly, build high-rises or maintain more green space?
Let’s take a look at the infographic below to see the major themes that came through: