Ghost Towns

Apparently ghost towns aren't only found in America's Old West and at former nuclear test sites. Lifestyle website Thrillist has collected seven of the world's creepiest ghost towns.
Oct 31, 2013   Thrillist
In an illustrated essay, Chuck Wolfe contrasts the ideal form of the New England town with an abandoned French village, calling out the human infrastructure essential to successful urban places.
Oct 8, 2013   myurbanist
Preparations for the World Cup and Olympics are displacing hundreds of families in Rio de Janeiro. One neighborhood next to a major stadium has been turned into a ghost town.
May 21, 2011   Guardian
This piece from<em>Der Spiegel</em> takes you inside the abandoned cities of Japan that were forced to clear out amid threats of nuclear meltdown.
Apr 12, 2011   Der Spiegel
Depopulation and empty houses are creating modern day ghost towns throughout America. This piece introduces the latest class of emptying areas.
Apr 7, 2011   24/7 Wall St.
This post from <em>Business Insider</em> collects satellite imagery and pictures of ghost towns in China.
Dec 23, 2010   Business Insider
This piece from <em>The New York Times</em> offers a first hand look at life in a modern day mining ghost town from someone who is steadily buying up empty buildings.
Nov 2, 2010   The New York Times
A town built in the Namibian desert has been abandoned for decades. The sand has taken over.
Oct 15, 2010   Environmental Graffiti
California City, California was designed to be the state's next great metropolis. But today it's hardly more than a dream. Geoff Manaugh reports on this modern-day ghost town.
Apr 19, 2010   GOOD Magazine
A subdivision in Florida's Dade County is left half-finished, leaving early buyers to live in a ghost town.
May 26, 2009   The Miami Herald
The site of the Lexington Reservoir for the last 56 years, two ghost towns in Santa Clara County, California have re-emerged since the water level was temporarily lowered.
Dec 11, 2008   San Jose Mercury News