Mission: To create a city / community defined by decentralization and crypto values that enables a better life for those that take part / reside in it.
Vision: CityDao is a decentralized & in real life city with nodes all over the world connected through crypto governance technology that enables the economic and social benefits of a the best traditional cities in a decentralized way.
Some definitions to support:
- City = not defined by 1 physical space, but by the people who are connected either in physical or virtual ways to live and work together. In the past cities have been defined by physical spaces because there has been no technology to bridge those spaces. This is no longer the case, so there is no need that a city needs to be in one space.
- Nodes = Physical locations, businesses, institutions, public infrastructure or any other components of traditional cities that are connected by an ethos, joint governance, joint taxation, and benefits of being connected to each other through CityDao technology.
With this in mind, we could build all the components of a city in a decentralized way and connect them through CityDAO tech, this could be:
- Events spaces
- Leisure spaces
They would all be connected though access granted to CityDAO citizens and in return, be governed by CityDAO governance, in the same way that each of those spaces is governed within a traditional city. Each CityDAO citizen would get access and additional benefits in return for some form of taxation to the city, whether on transactions in city spaces or on property rights.
This model would allow CityDAO to both develop our own properties and tools, as well as allow independent projects to participate in CityDAO by agreeing to CityDAO governance.
In the spirit of decentralization, there is no need to figure this all out before getting nodes connected and up and running. We’ve already started the process with parcel 0.
To end, wikipedia’s definition of a city:
It can be defined as a permanent and densely settled place with administratively defined boundaries whose members work primarily on non-agricultural tasks. Cities generally have extensive systems for housing, transportation, sanitation, utilities, land use, production of goods, and communication. Their density facilitates interaction between people, government organizations and businesses, sometimes benefiting different parties in the process, such as improving efficiency of goods and service distribution.