'49 Cities' That Made a Difference

"49 Cities" is a touring exhibition that looks at the relationship between urban design and the success or failure of cities, from Levittown to ancient Rome to Le Corbusier's Radiant City.

On display at the SPUR Urban Center in San Francisco, "49 Cities" is a dramatic collection of model cities. From the Roman gridiron walls, to the mass produced Massachusetts 'burbs, to the UAE's new zero carbon space, this special exhibition breathes new life into urban history.

According to San Francisco Chronicle reviewer John King, the "intellectually immense and immersive exhibition" captures the dynamic and spontaneous nature of the city. The long term evolution of the city, he gathers from the very spatial exhibit, comes not from its pre-planned models but rather from what happens to it over time.

"Instead of photographs or illustrations, the exhibition tattoos the gallery walls with comparative data on each scheme and, more telling, same-scaled spatial maps of each city showing the relation of solid to void," he reports.

Full Story: '49 Cities' In S.F.: Insight Into City Building


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!
Women's t-shirt with map of Los Angeles

City T-Shirts for the ladies!

Women's Supersoft CityFabric© Fashion Fit Tees. Now available in six different cities.
Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

New! 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs just released.
Starting at $24.95