When I first started thinking about creating a hub, the idea of a city within a city, and building a city inside a city was daunting.
And even more so, it was an ambitious undertaking that would require a lot of planning, planning and planning again, to build the city I wanted.
So, the next time you’re tempted to think of making your city bigger, bigger, faster, bigger – just think again.
Here are six easy steps you can take to get your city up and running in less than a year.1.
Build a hub for public transport.
One of the biggest hurdles in planning a hub is the need to connect all the different modes of transport in a city.
It’s a daunting task, especially if you’re looking to build something bigger, such as a metro, or a bus station.
If you have the money to fund it, it’s a worthwhile endeavour.2.
Design and construct the hub.
When you’re building a hub it is important to consider how the hub will work.
Ideally, you should design it around public transport, such that it is connected to the main transport system of the city, as well as a network of other hubs.3.
Identify the right site.
You need to think about where you will have a hub.
You need to choose the right area for a hub so that it can be developed and fully operational by the end of the first year.
The hub should also be designed to provide transport to all the major hubs, and ideally the whole city.4.
Select the right technology.
To avoid delays and ensure a stable and reliable public transport system, you need to have a high-speed rail network, or at least one that can handle a lot more traffic than the current system.
If the city’s transport infrastructure is good, a hub will provide an easy and safe route between major centres.5.
Build the city.
You will need to consider the number of people that will live in the hub, as the city will need people to live and work in it.
You also need to make sure that the hub is well connected to public transport and other modes of public transport in the city as well.6.
Design the hub and build it.
It will take time, but you should have a good idea of what you need for the hub to function properly and will ensure that the project is completed and the project benefits the city you want to live in.
If you are thinking of creating a city hub in Dubai, check out the city hub guide to learn more about how to start planning.