Historical Street View Shows How Detroit Is Turning Into Chernobyl

A quarter-century after becoming a radioactive human-free zone, the Chernobyl region has returned to nature. Sadly, Detroit is going through the same transformation owing to it's shrinking population — as Google's sobering Historical Street View demonstrates. » 6/11/14 12:30pm 6/11/14 12:30pm

Urban decay causes ethnic prejudice

In a study that screams to be wildly misinterpreted, people subjected to chaotic and disordered environments were shown to be more likely to discriminate against and stereotype others. » 4/07/11 5:57pm 4/07/11 5:57pm

Bruce Sterling And Jeff VanderMeer Offer 2 Lessons On How To Build A…

Science-fiction fans and writers, alike, tend to think of cities in too simplistic a fashion. Quotes from The Caryatids author Bruce Sterling and City Of Saints And Madmen author Jeff VanderMeer explain how you should really view urban infrastructure. » 9/17/09 10:00am 9/17/09 10:00am

Why Does My City Scream?

Click to viewJust as Americans are going to the polls in November, a mass media campaign will be ramping up that depicts cities as both dangerous and wracked with torment. "My City Screams!" It could be a slogan for The Dark Knight. Or any of a host of other movies, TV shows or books. But it's actually the tagline for » 8/07/08 5:14pm 8/07/08 5:14pm