• Population,  Urban

    Tier-1 Cities: Aspirations and Realities

    The five key words that define Tier-1 cities—vertical cities, water crunch, emotionless humans, non-existent social interactions, and wild aspirations—reflect the challenges that these cities face. Vertical Cities Tier-1 cities are characterized by their high population densities, which has led to the development of vertical cities. Vertical cities are built up rather than out, with buildings stacked on top of each other to accommodate the growing population. This has a number of advantages, including saving land space, reducing traffic congestion, and providing a more efficient use of resources. However, vertical cities also have a number of disadvantages, including being expensive to build and maintain, being difficult to evacuate in the event…