Back in March I mentioned that the Guardian had begun a series of 50 articles on the history of urbanization, under the overall title ‘The Story of Cities’. It’s just completed the series with two wrap-up articles, ‘What will our growing megacities really look like?‘ and ‘The tales we missed‘.
All 52 articles are now available at a single Web site, where you can read a little about each of the 50 cities covered and click on the article(s) concerned for more information. It’s a great resource for anyone interested in urbanization and the development of civilization – and a stark warning of what can happen when such developments are imposed from outside, rather than allowed to develop naturally. (Not that the latter are always great, either, but at least there isn’t some mastermind making decisions for people!)
Those are going to take a while! 🙂