Monday, March 8, 2010

Cities at Night, an Orbital Tour Around the World

Back on the subject of architecture, except this time on the larger scale of city planning, this is an amazing video from a few years back of images of cities around the world taken from space. It is very interesting to see the differences in the shapes of the cities. Much of this, of course, has to do with local geography such as moutains, lakes and coastal regions. But look at the differences between the newer cities and the older ones, and then even the differences between eastern and western cities.

The more grid-structured cities as opposed to the more organically-structured is my main interest. The obvious connection between the structure of cities and the structure of the brain is unavoidable when you look at these images.

This is another video well worth watching full screen.

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