Happy New Year! We’ll start 2012 with an illustration of a futuristic Seattle. I was asked by Seattle Met to create an image of what Seattle could look like in the year 2100 with an estimated population of over 15 million.
According to the article, University of Washington researchers believe that as the planet’s finite resources become more scarce more people will move to the Pacific Northwest by the millions due to the area’s fresh water resources.
It was a fun challenge to imagine what a city could look like in 80 years. Thanks to Chris for the assignment, and to Pete, Jill, Chantal and Mark for turning their backs to me to pose for photo reference of the boat people.