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Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Big Bang of London

Posted by on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 7:51 AM

This visualization of the growth and expansion of London form nothing to something like a galaxy was created by the theorists at the NYU Stern Urbanization Project:

The main goal of the NYU Stern Urbanization Project is to theorize the final home (or the fullest possible realization of the home) for a kind of great ape who is still very new in the world, who has been around for only 5000 years so, and who formed and stabilized his/her niche (sand, crushed stones, binder, steel, silica, wood) through cultural evolution rather than biological: homo urbanus.


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The first Mesopotamian cities were a bit earlier than that, over 7000 years ago, with contemporaneous developments in China and possibly elsewhere. It all has its roots in the Agricultural Revolution (a.k.a. Neolithic Revolution), about 12,000 years ago.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on April 24, 2014 at 9:11 AM · Report this
We don't like London.
Posted by Thom and Bri Bri on April 24, 2014 at 10:50 AM · Report this
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I'm actually surprised to see it grow so clearly from the center out. I'd always imagined London more a series of villages that slowly connected. Perhaps another 500 years back...

I can just make out the river; the darkest color the City of London, no?
Posted by Dougsf on April 24, 2014 at 1:51 PM · Report this

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