The 26 Candidates for City of the Future, Revealed
As you may know, for every $2000 we raise here on Byline, the "Where is the City of the Future?" project will grow to involve another potential city of the future. The first $2000 will result on a report on Los Angeles; the second $2000, a report on Seoul. But from that point on, I'll do all the project's subsequent in-depth, multimedia travel-cultural-urbanistic explorations on cities of the supporters' choosing.
First, I'll head out to any cities named by individual supporters who have pledged the top reward amount. (If you've got a particular city you'd really like to see involved, that might be the path for you.) After that, I'll put it to a vote each time. Today, I present to you the master list of Pacific Rim cities this project might cover, including all those for which you'll have the opportunity to cast your vote if you support "Where Is the City of the Future?" at the $40 level or higher:
Los Angeles, USA
San Francisco, USA
Auckland, New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
Seoul, South Korea
Busan, South Korea
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Perhaps this list includes a favorite city of yours. Perhaps it includes your hometown. Or perhaps it just includes a few Pacific Rim metropolises about which you've been curious. If we raise $10,000, we can cover five of them; if we raise $26,000, we can cover half of them; if we raise $52,000, we can cover all of them.
Support "Where Is the City of the Future?" in its remaining 42 days of fundraising, and you'll bring us all closer to learning just what each of these cities has to teach us in the 21st century — the urban century.