A city that grows just like a lily floating on the water. A city of the equatorial region where sunlight is plentiful and the impact of typhoons is minimal. A carbon-negative city that absorbs CO2 like a plant.
The company, a 200-year-old construction and civil engineering firm, is devoted to far more than the bottom line. Its founder embraced the idea that businesses can contribute to society by incorporating a balance between ethics and economics -- earning a fair profit and growing at a manageable pace.
Today, it's putting forth visionary ideas for projects that embody these values. The floating city is one. They also imagine:
-- A Luna Ring clean-energy project to meet all our power needs on Earth.
-- New designs for urban communities that would be sustainable for more than a century.
Heady stuff. But we need big dreams if we're going to reshape the world for a sustainable future.
You can let your imagination soar as you consider the possibilities at Shimizu's Dream.
(Many thanks to GizMag for drawing my attention to Shimizu.)