A Visual History of the Future

The study runs through various visions of the city – the "continuous city", the "city on water" – from sources as diverse as planning departments and the computer game SimCity, before drawing them all together in a visualised taxonomy of city terms

The study also contains lots of attractive historical urban designs that never came to anything, like this 1981 rendering of a "high rise city" development for New York, where homes and gardens are stacked on an iron framework.

Source: City Metric

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