The Weirdest Urban Ecosystems On Earth

Cities are havens for weirdness. From communities built around garbage to dogs that ride the subway, urban environments have fostered all manner of weird patterns. Here are the 10 freakiest urban ecosystems on the planet. » 6/30/13 2:00pm 6/30/13 2:00pm

10 Weirdest Urban Ecosystems On Earth

Cities are havens for weirdness. From communities built around garbage to dogs that ride the subway, urban environments have fostered all manner of weird patterns. Here are the 10 freakiest urban ecosystems on the planet. » 6/14/12 10:00am 6/14/12 10:00am

A massive cross-section map of the Walled City of Kowloon

As you may have noticed, we're obsessed with the Kowloon Walled City. Prior to the labyrinthine city's demolition, a Japanese research team drew up this huge cross-section map. It's in Japanese, but it's nonetheless astounding. [Deconcrete via William Gibson] » 1/03/11 1:30pm 1/03/11 1:30pm

Incredible claustrophobic footage from inside the Kowloon Walled City


The fortress-like Kowloon Walled City of Hong Kong was demolished in the early 1990s, but a German documentary crew braved the sprawl in 1989 and captured amazing footage from inside this sunlight-less patchwork metropolis. » 12/14/10 3:35pm 12/14/10 3:35pm

10 Weirdest Urban Ecosystems On Earth

Cities are havens for weirdness. From communities built around garbage to dogs that ride the subway, urban environments have fostered all manner of weird patterns. Here are the 10 freakiest urban ecosystems on the planet. » 4/16/10 2:18pm 4/16/10 2:18pm

The Walled City Where Sunlight Couldn't Reach

A dystopian megacity, in which buildings merge together to become a single solid block, is the stuff of science fiction — but it already happened, in Hong Kong. The Kowloon Walled City was packed so tightly, it became an arcology. » 4/08/10 3:00pm 4/08/10 3:00pm