Dubbed “Cities 2030, Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda”, something is off-kilter at the U.N. The U.N. is increasingly being dominated by Islamic thought and personnel; this key forum is being held in a predominately Islamic nation and region; leading UN Habitat and presiding over the conference is Maimunah Mohd Sharif, a Muslim bureaucrat. Are global cities of the future to be subsumed by the Islamic world?
New Urban Agenda
Underscoring the compatibility between Islam and the UN’s New Urban Agenda, a key component of Sustainable Development, a Muslim has been appointed to head the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, also known as UN Habitat.
Affording just 100 square feet for up to two people, these concrete pipes would be better suited for prison construction. The Technocrat mind who conceived and designed this is in perfect harmony with the UN’s 2030 Agenda and New Urban Agenda.
Cities are jockeying for more autonomous control within the nation-state, claiming that all societies will be multicultural, multi-ethnic and multi-lingual. Peter Sutherland, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration and Development, once stated that multiculturalism is the only path to implement Sustainable Development.
UN Technocrats now suggest that urbanites should be ‘open minded’ and dream up ‘innovative solutions’ to create the cities of the future. This is nonsense, however, because the decisions have already been made and models have already been built. Technocrats only want to offer a distant hope of citizen participation.
The UN’s New Urban Agenda has little direct appeal to the masses, so the logical Technocrat solution is to manipulate the media into selling it for them. Looking beyond the Utopian promises, the UN’s policies will establish a global Technocracy and Scientific Dictatorship.
Technocrats claim that convenience makes you happy, and in Dubai, its Smart City technology makes everything convenient. However, Dubai is an Islamic dictatorship, where creating a Smart City bypasses all direct input from citizens who must live under it. Scientific Dictatorship promises the moon, but the realization of it will be a dark moon rising, indeed.
Sweden is headed toward direct Technocracy and leads Europe in New Urban Agenda policies, but it has not curtailed unsustainable consumption. Who decides what is sustainable consumption or not? The same Technocrats who shoved Technocracy down their throat in the first place.
Sustainable Development, aka Technocracy, is an unworkable economic model that will self-destruct as its proponents foolishly worship at the alter of Utopia. I cannot find a single legitimate economist who has done a deep analysis on Technocracy and concluded that Utopia has finally arrived. It has not, will not, cannot.
Several global cities like Paris are planning a 100% ban on combustion engines within their city limits, favoring instead electric trains, busses and bicycles. These cities are rising to a stature that exceeds their national domicile.