Blog Post

Imaginary Cities

Thinking more about my Spider-Man post, as well as the science fiction work of China Mieville -- who has a third book coming out about the steampunk/magic megacity New Corbuzon in August....

So which made-up cities would you visit? I think I'd like Gotham City better than Metropolis. You get the sense that the bars and restaurants are better in Gotham. I'd love to see Minas Tirth from Lord of the Rings. Always loved the seven tiers with ring-walls. Maybe the capital city of Arrakis from Dune...the planet-sized city of Trantor, capital of the galaxy in Asimov's Foundation books....

What am I forgetting?


Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!
Red necktie with map of Boston

Tie one on to celebrate your city

Choose from over 20 styles of neckties imprinted with detailed city or transit maps.
T-shirt with map of Chicago

Show your city pride

Men's Ultrasoft CityFabric© tees. Six cities available.