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See Your City Like a Hazy Point Cloud from Another Dimension

We saw last month that data sets hidden in Google Street View can be extracted to create immersive 3D point clouds that make every city look like a holograph. Inspired by that work—by designer Gonzalez Vivo—Callum Prentice has mocked up an interactive version, a Google Street View search that shows you any available address as if it's being beamed in from another dimension. Read More >>

cities
An Inside Peek at China’s Ghost City

Built for a population in excess of a million—yet largely uninhabited to this day—it's little surprise that Ordos has earned itself the nickname of China's Ghost City. Read More >>

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Welcome to the World’s Largest Ghost City: Ordos, China

Built for over a million people, the city of Ordos was designed to be the crowning glory of Inner Mongolia. Doomed to incompletion however, this futuristic metropolis now rises empty out of the deserts of northern China. Only two per cent of its buildings were ever filled; the rest has largely been left to decay, abandoned mid-construction, earning Ordos the title of China's Ghost City. Read More >>

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China’s Building Cities So Fast, People Don’t Have Time to Move In

With an estimated 700 million of its billion and a half residents now residing in urban areas, China has reached an important tipping point in its evolution from an agrarian to industrial economy. But this mass population migration, combined with China's insistence on central planning and general disdain for Keynesian theory, has resulted in an odd form of growing pain: massive, pre-fab cities built for a populace that doesn't even exist yet. Read More >>