urban planning

Cities Of The Future Could Look Like Burning Man

Cities Of The Future Could Look Like Burning Man

A proposal to redesign Burning Man’s Black Rock City as a Navajo mandala, by Sergio Bianchi, Simone Fracasso, and Chiara Pellegrin of Italy Once a tiny counter-culture gathering on a San Francisco beach, Burning Man has ballooned into what could be considered an impressive experiment in rapid urbanisation. Last year,…

How Bad Data Caused The Fires That Leveled The Bronx In The 1970s

How Bad Data Caused The Fires That Leveled The Bronx In The 1970s

“The Bronx is burning.” Throughout the 1970s, hundreds of buildings went up in flames in New York City’s poorest neighbourhoods. But nowhere were the fires more prevalent than The Bronx, where on a single night in July 1977, 400 blazes were raging. And flawed urban planning data was to blame.