Eight Cities on the Edge

WebUrbanist features photographs of abandoned spaces in cities that are in decline, from the ramshackle homes of Detroit to the sinking piazzas of Venice.

"We've seen what our towns and cities look like when people move out and nature moves in - but why does abandonment happen? What factors turn towns into ghost-towns, city centres into wastelands and treasured homes into piles of crumbling debris? Here's a look at eight modern urban settlements that are either in danger of or in the process of losing their inhabitants - places that might gives clues about how to keep our cities alive."

Full Story: Abandonment: 8 Cities That Might Not Make It


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