City of the Future
In terms of physical development, Auroville
aims at becoming a model of the 'city of the future' or 'the city
the earth needs'. It wants to show the world that future realisations
in all fields of work will allow us to build beautiful cities where
people sincerely looking towards a more harmonious future will want
But, what should be the "City of the Future"?
The Mother gave us clear parameters for a number
of things, while for other things she gave a free hand to Roger
Anger, the French architect she had appointed to oversee the township's
Presently, almost 36 years after her demise,
and after a lot of changes in Auroville, India and the world, where
are we now?
In some respects, we think we know what this
'city of the future' should be; in other respects we only know what
it shouldn't be; and again, in other respects, we simply don't know
at all. We know that, on a conceptual level, the city has been 'seen'
and exists as such; we are learning to be receptive in order to
make it come down.
A lot of work is awaiting us.
Auroville's town planners tell you about it
in the following pages.