What constitutes the ultimate global city?

The perfect city may be an ideological concept, but that should not prevent humankind from attempting to draw up an imperfect blueprint.

It has been 503 years since Thomas More described the perfect place: an island of strict rules and no private property, where everyone – male or female – farms and learns another trade on top of that. Everyone’s employed and no one works more than six hours a day. That place is Utopia – meaning “no place”. Three centuries later, designer William Morris revamped that vision with his own 19th century socialist ideal, but he