49 Cities

Jun 11, 2010 by Lynn Fisher

For those of you who in the Bay Area who are interested in all things city, there's still a week left to go see the 49 cities exhibit at the San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association (SPUR), originally developed by Work AC for the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York.

The exhibit presents to-scale, graphic plans and select criteria from 49 utopian cities, providing "remarkable insight into the contemporary metropolis and our efforts over time to make cities more controllable, monumental, organic, taller, denser, sparser or greener."  Frankly, it was the most successful for me on a purely visual and graphic level; I loved seeing the scale and layout of each city in relationship to the others.

More eloquent commentary here and here.

Topics: Inspiration

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