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Name some cool habitats from Sci Fi books.

What are the coolest, most imaginative habitats (such as cities, rings, orbitals, asteroids, underwater domes, semi-sentient inhabited space whales, anything people live in) that you've read about in Science Fiction books or comics?
posted by signal on May 1, 2014 - 38 answers

Jobs Involving Cities, w/o math + grad school

I love cities, I love walking around in them, I love learning about them, and I would like to make a career out of this. Caveats: I do not want to deal with math/science, and I would really rather not go to grad school. [more inside]
posted by facehugger on Nov 4, 2013 - 15 answers

Where in the US is like Barcelona?

Last year I spent some time in the Eixample district of Barcelona. We really liked the scale, the feel, the streets there. Are there places in the United States like that? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 17, 2013 - 4 answers

An urbanist (and friend) travel to Toronto

What urbanist/transit/maps/architecture/local history-related attractions should I hit up in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Sep 11, 2012 - 14 answers

Documentaries/videos about cities, viewable free online?

Know of any interesting documentaries (or other sorts of videos) about cities freely available to watch online? [more inside]
posted by colinmarshall on Mar 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Where'd that water come from?

Can you tell me about this large reservoir just east of Mexico City, apparently called Lago Nabor Carrillo? [more inside]
posted by brightghost on Jan 6, 2012 - 1 answer

An urbanist travels to London

What urbanist/transit/maps/architecture/local history-related attractions should I hit up in London? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Dec 11, 2011 - 20 answers

Can a New Yorker be happy in Vancouver?

Can a New Yorker live happily in Vancouver? [more inside]
posted by dantekgeek on Sep 25, 2011 - 27 answers

Gifts for someone who is attracted to cities

[XmasGiftFilter] So I'm looking for gifts related to urban planning / urbanism in general. This is sort of an attempt to use Metafilter as a "people who liked x also liked y" function, since it's full of people who like this particular x. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2010 - 18 answers

Where can I learn more about urban infrastructure systems?

Urban Infrastructure—a Thorough Introduction: Where can a layman learn more about infrastructure: the electrical grid, water supply/sanitation, transportation/distribution, waste removal, etc.? (many others listed inside) Everything I find wants to either explain it to a 12-year-old or explain it to an engineering grad-student. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Nov 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Urban incorporation by way of a bridge?

What cities have incorporated other cities by means of a bridge? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Jan 24, 2010 - 39 answers

Could a large influx of culturally-similar refugees help save Detroit?

St. Louis, Missouri lost over half its population from 1950-1990. Since the mid-1990s, 80,000 Bosnian immigrants (coming to represent over 20% of the city's population) have established communities that have saved large areas of housing stock from decay. In which other instances have large, permanent groups of non-migrant, non-domestically employed immigrants been settled en masse helping to shore-up a city that is losing population but otherwise has the infrastructure to accommodate more? Has there been any debate or discussion about hypothetical proposals to encourage something similar in Detroit? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Jul 27, 2009 - 15 answers

Books on New Urbanism?

I'd like to find out more about New Urbanism. What are some good books to read?
posted by mekanic on Jul 9, 2008 - 13 answers

They can't all be millionaires, right?

Something that's always confounded me about Manhattan and San Francisco in particular: Where do the middle-class families live? Suburbs, obviously, but surely there must be some that live in the city proper. But where?
posted by yalestar on May 5, 2008 - 31 answers

What games are set in Los Angeles?

What video games feature Los Angeles as the setting? [more inside]
posted by serial_consign on Jan 13, 2008 - 14 answers

non-monumental heritage in Germany or the Netherlands

I am preparing an application for an exchange to either Germany or Holland to study non-monumental heritage sites. I need to justify why I need to go to one of these places. (posted for signal) [more inside]
posted by nomad on Jul 24, 2006 - 2 answers

best visionary architecture/urbanism books

Could you suggest good visionary (realized or unrealized) architecture and urbanism books ? I'd be interested in well illustrated books. I can afford a 50 to 150 dollars book on that topic. I'd like to find things like that.
posted by vincentm on Jul 21, 2006 - 18 answers

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