STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
5 Private City Projects That You Should Know About
By The Daily Bell Staff - July 14, 2017

1. A Private City in Norway Has Broken Ground! Liberstad is being built.

So many of these projects never get off the ground. This one is happening. There is a long way to go, but the initial hurdle has been passed. The land was purchased in June and is currently in development creating a private “anarchist” community. It is being funded by presale of cabins and building sites.

2. By 2020 There Will Be a Floating City Off the Coast of French Polynesia.

The Seasteading Institute is working with the government of French Polynesia for a mutually beneficial Floating City Project. The city will have a large amount of political and economic autonomy in exchange for helping French Polynesia address concerns such as rising sea levels.

3. Fort Galt: A Startup Village for Entrepreneurs.

No, not Galt’s Gulch, the failed Chilean project, though this private community is also in Chile. It is geared towards those who work remotely, and want to live amongst like-minded, limited government types of the Randian variety. The village which is currently under construction has already pre-sold many suites and lots.

4. How Contracted Government Has Improved a Town in Georgia.

It’s not quite a private city, but almost all of its services are provided on a contract basis. Sandy Spring Georgia hasn’t solved all the ills associated with a typical governing structure, but at least the companies who handle services can now be fired if they do not perform properly.

5. Dykes Are So Middle Ages, The Dutch Want a Floating City Too!

Floating cities are the hot new thing. Rising sea tides are the main reason for this pursuit, but the project is in much earlier stages compared to the French Polynesian project by the Seasteading Institute.

Bonus: Could Private Cities Solve the Refugee Crisis?

When refugees cannot go home to a war torn nation, but aren’t allowed or wanted anywhere, they are left in limbo. Why not give them a place of their own?

Tell us about other similar projects you have heard of in the comments!

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  • Gurgaon, India encompasses 730 square km, large enough to hold seven Disney Worlds — or … seven privatized cities competing for residents.

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    Skyscrapers — but no [GOVERNMENT] sewage system.
    (Disney World also does not have a GOVERNMENT sewer system.)

    Synopsis:

    What happens when a city is managed almost completely by private corporations? Visit Gurgaon, India, a boomtown of millions without a citywide [GOVERNMENT] system for water, electricity or even public sewers.

    The city of Gurgaon, roughly a half-hour’s drive south of New Delhi, has survived without a functioning municipal government for roughly four decades. If the city of 2 million residents needs to pave a road, or hire police, firefighters or garbage collectors, a patchwork of private companies makes it happen. Or … not.

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  • gamathers

    Someone ought to let these countries in on the joke! The global warming meme is all just a hoax.

    • Xandasu

      It doesn’t matter if global warming is real or not, the aforementioned countries are banking on these floating island projects because of that. In fact, seasteading has already gotten implicit support from the Prince of Monaco and the current and former presidents of Kiribati, the latter two are concerned with rising sea levels encroaching their country. They’re not in it for the economic freedom, but that doesn’t matter because seasteading is a big tent idea. You can be wherever on the political spectrum, but you’d be advocating anarcho-capitalism because seasteading aggresses against no one.

      Why should we disregard these climate change believers when they’re providing so much support, especially institutional support to private city projects? This is an actual pragmatic solution than voting in nationalists like those “positive libertarianism” sellouts.

      • Exactly, why not use what works instead of saying, “hey thanks French Polynesia, but do you know you really don’t have to be concerned about the problem we are helping you solve.”

  • georgesilver

    Nothing new. They’ve had private cities for years. One is in the United Kingdom. It’s called the City of London. There’s another one in Italy. It’s called the Vatican.

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