Juan Atkins represents Detroit and techno to the rest of the world. His sonic innovations with Cybotron, Model 500, Audio Tech, and Darkside, to name a few, translate Detroit's post-industrial creative landscape into a model for change and transformation. Inspired by experimental and funky electronic music from around the world, and metaphysical ideas of a utopian future, Juan set about creating an electronic soundscape for Detroit and called this new sound techno. Atkins has proven Detroit and techno to be symbols of prosperity through rebirth, and catalysts for change. He re-envisions the future of Detroit and of the world as a thriving Metroplex of cultural, social, and economic prosperity, naming it Techno City.