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Hövnís, a City for Everyone

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Property of the Royal Atheneum of Hövnís, Eörpe

Citizens of Hövnís,   Yesterday, First Union Minister Alisione held a public speech to share the news of the Eörpan Collective becoming officially accepted as a member of the United Worlds.   They also announced the High Republic Parliament's decision to declare the City of Hövnís as the new planetary capital, reinforcing our place as the Collective's oldest, largest, and most important settlement.   Hövnís has a long standing history as an attractive multicultural center; drawing immigration, trade, and tourism from across the galaxy. It's our firm belief that our success stem from the city founders' mutual agreement that the ideal, borderless, galactic-spanning society of the future can only be reached by embracing diversity, equality, and inclusivity.   And today we are proud to step into the United Worlds as a leading example of omni-speciesist design. Our predecessors pioneered what today is considered a staple of modern urban planning:   Using building materials that are naturally non-reflective to visible and UV-light, or treating surfaces with anti-reflective paint.   Using architectural design without sharp angles, corners, or points.   Increasing the minimum requirements on dimensions for doorways and indoor spaces.   Requiring all building entryways and all doors/gates, indoors and outdoors, to public access areas to be automated.   Requiring a clear indication of the existence of any see-through or mirror surfaces.   Increasing the minimum requirements for walkway and road widths.   Heavily restricting or forbidding the use of fluorescent lights and generation of sounds at certain frequencies.   Incorporating public transport systems that are usable and accessible regardless of height, length, morphology, pedalism, or other distinguished physical features.   Requiring clear and precise communication if a space, service, or piece of goods is unsuitable or harmful to an individual of a specific species or with a specific condition, and why.   The current city council all agree that there's still a lot more we can do to make our beloved city even more inclusive to an larger number of sapients and cater to an even broader range of needs.   With dedication, hard work, and a democratic spirit, we can together keep raising the bar and inspire others to build for omni-speciesism.   To become, like Hövnís, a city for everyone.  
Humac Rool
Hövnís Main-City Council
To retain transparency with our citizens, please find an addendum attached below, containing the currently running public bills that concern accessibility and inclusivity.  

Approved Bills

Ensure that future additions to public outdoor recreational spaces to have more diversity, including consideration surrounding the implementation of electromagnet-free zones.   Legislating the requirement for all services to be offered in the three verbal and two non-verbal standardized languages, at minimum.   Legislating the inclusion of the Ktlac Ktlac, Soroch/Sirchen, and Vulgoc on the list of minimum required range of species competence for all major healthcare and related services considered critical for citizen welfare.   Legislating all outdoor spaces within the city limits, between the height of three and five hundred meters off ground, as strict no-flying zones.   Changing the replacement or complementing of interactable glass-like screens with a combination of physical buttons and voice-interfacing from being highly recommended to being a required by law.

Bills Under Review

Legislating a compulsory requirement to keep claws, spines, horns, and similar sharp features and/or appendages adequately trimmed, cut, filed, or covered in a protective sheath while within the city limits.   Revising and updating the official list of chemicals and substances either restricted or banned within the city limits.   Updating the limitation on using sharp angles, corners, or points in architectural design to also include all types of furniture and larger decorative objects.   Legislating a requirement for all publicly accessible restrooms and bathrooms to have fully acid-proof sanitary fixtures.   Ensure that future additions to public indoor recreational spaces to have more diversity, including consideration surrounding the expansion of the Ootlun Public Bath & Swimming Complex to include a saltwater and fine-grain sand section.   Improve the legislation and regulation surrounding the dispensing of permits for personal life-support equipment that include the use and handling of pressurized gas canisters.   Improve the legislation and regulation surrounding the dispensing of permits for use of certain types of mechanized accessibility tools, such as the E.H.H.H. and hoverlifts.

Cover image: by Joakim Olofsson


Author's Notes

This article is a submission for the Chapter Secret Prompt Collab organized by Catoblepon, answering Finn Beaton's prompt: "How does a major city in your world handle the varying needs of several species with varying considerations?".

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Oct 13, 2023 15:50

I really like your ideas of the bills.

Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.
Oct 15, 2023 21:07 by Nimin N

Thank you! I had a fun time coming up with them. :)

Oct 13, 2023 18:35 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

'Using architectural design without sharp angles, corners, or points.' Soft and round city <3   I really love all the different bills and considerations that have gone in to building the city. It sounds like an interesting place.   It does give me a weirdly sinister vibe, though. I can't quite put my finger on why.

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Oct 15, 2023 21:47 by Nimin N

Thank you, I had a fun time with this prompt but it'll be an interesting challenge once I get around writing about the actual settlement while keeping all this in mind.   And intruiging hear you got that vibe from it, wasn't intentional. :)

Nov 6, 2023 15:37 by Rin Garnett

I'm so envious of people who live in this city. I just want reliable public transit!! Also, E.H.H.H. is an incredible acronym.

Nov 9, 2023 19:10 by Nimin N

Agreed haha, would love to have a working, reliable, affordable public transit system. :')

Nov 7, 2023 14:19 by Finn Beaton

I love this so much! The details and the suggestions of things, acid proof bathroom fixtures, the idea that sharp angles on architecture would be potentially harmful to certain species is a great touch.   Such a cool world you've got going on here ☺️

Nov 9, 2023 19:19 by Nimin N

Thank you, happy to hear you enjoyed it! And thank you so much for the creative prompt, I had so much fun brainstorming and writing this. :)