Sans Land

Oakland - Submitted by Furniture on Jul 18 2013

In the future Oakland and San Francisco are totally overpopulated. Sans Land is a floating city water bridge thing that is built between San Francisco and Oakland. It is made by the people who live there.

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Support( 1 )
How would you expand or adapt this future in 2025?
A_G
Aug 12 2013
9:18 PM
I would research and explore the logic behind houseboats- are there any places in the world where houseboats have been built to fill a need for space? Are there any places where these houseboats have become 'land'?
Stakeholders( 3 )
Who would you need to bring together to make this future happen?
A_G
Aug 12 2013
9:16 PM
I guess you need to wait for the populations of SF and Oakland to grow.
Applesauce
Aug 22 2013
8:43 PM
Its almost impossible to afford rent in SF right now, I wonder if this could be a lower income housing opportunity
Guerrilla Futures
Aug 22 2013
8:43 PM
Let's mobilize people in Oakland and San Francisco to make this happen
Logistics( 4 )
What resources would you need to mobilize to make this future real?
A_G
Aug 12 2013
9:16 PM
My guess is that there are some weird legal issues surrounding buying or building new 'land'. I can imagine SF literally cutting Sans Land off and letting it float across the bay!
Guerrilla Futures
Aug 22 2013
8:42 PM
Lots of raw material to re-process to create the land
Daniel_Katz
Oct 1 2013
3:26 AM
Advances in technology allow Sans Land to provide its own utilities: desalination and water filtration provide potable water; underwater turbines, water-based wind farms and geothermal heat harvesting provide electricity.
Furniture
Jan 23 2014
9:46 PM
Novel desalinization technologies spin off from Sans Land, provide much needed fresh water resources along the west coast during this drought.
Roadblocks( 4 )
What could get in the way of this future?
A_G
Aug 12 2013
9:16 PM
What about how choppy the water is by the bridge? Would it not be more practical to slowly expand a series of houseboat kind of things?
Applesauce
Aug 22 2013
8:43 PM
There are tons of shipping containers that go through too, They might get upset if it takes up too much room
Daniel_Katz
Oct 1 2013
3:29 AM
If created land (landfill), at significant risk of earthquake. If completely floating, infrastructure is difficult.
basementhacker
Apr 25 2015
7:49 PM
Anchoring? How is this not going to float away? Would different living compartments be standardized and modular? What if I want to move? Will there be waterways to act as roads? What about infrastructure such as plumbing? Electricity can be handled with solar panels, wind turbines, etc. but sewage is a totally different ballgame.