Happy birthday, Buddha

By Kinzie

Originally published 7 May 2003 on HK heartbeat

In celebration of Buddha’s birthday, I invite you to share my vision for our city’s bright future.

Consider that every one of our buildings, roads, parks and public works began with an idea in one person’s head.

Remember that everything we create comes from an agreement between many people sharing the same vision at the same time.

Imagine clean streets filled with electric vehicles whizzing around quietly transporting and people goods.

Imagine amazing modern buildings with rooftop gardens, comfortable common areas and efficient energy systems.

Imagine a series of pedestrian-only retail districts connected by our super-efficient transportation system.

Imagine a fragrant harbourfront where residents and visitors stroll along a picture-perfect promenade.

Imagine seaside villages with terraced restaurants and waterfront homes overlooking sparkling waters.

Imagine pristine sandy beaches with shady palm trees and picnic tables and play areas and modern facilities.

Imagine hydro-cell water taxis and ferries skimming the sea and delivering their passengers to private nature escapes.

Imagine green spaces in the city and whole-island country parks where we enjoy time in nature and leave behind only footprints.

Imagine the energy buzz coming from humans not machines as we tap into the boundless creative energy of people.

If we can dream it we can achieve it.

Do you see ?

Naturally,

Listen to your own heartbeat.

Happy birthday, Buddha.

Photos by Kinzie

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