Ancient Cities

A new scholarly paper from Santa Fe Institute (SFI) and University of Colorado, University of North Carolina, and University of New Mexico researchers argues that ancient and modern cities can be usefully analyzed from a comparative perspective. Blog Post
Mar 9, 2015   By Dean Saitta
Scientists from the Santa Fe Institute have discovered basic patterns underlying the way cities have always grown. The mechanics of "urban scaling" may have something fundamental to tell us about how large settlements evolve.
Mar 1, 2015   Christian Science Monitor
An urban renewal project in Turkey yielded an unexpected archaeological bonanza: a 5,000-year-old, underground city.
Jan 1, 2015   Hurriyet Daily News
These 15 ancient cities can help modern urbanites plan more efficient and sustainable municipalities.
Jan 30, 2014   Future Cities
Over the last several decades, researchers have examined how our cities deplete natural resources and change the climate and ecosystems of their surrounding areas. But new evidence shows that such impacts aren't a purely modern phenomenon.
Jan 9, 2014   Smithsonian
Prof. Suzanne Preston Blier of Harvard unearths the ancient plans of Yoruban towns, which were laid out as early as 350 BCE.
Sep 27, 2011   ASLA's The Dirt blog
Aleppo, one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, is undergoing a conservation project that includes the restoration of hundreds of houses, a new park, and rebuilding city streets and services.
Jan 14, 2011   The New York Times
Radar imaging has revealed the layout of a now-underground ancient Egyptian city named Avaris.
Jun 22, 2010   Guardian
Through the use of infrared aerial photography, the lost ancient Roman city of Altinum has been found.
Aug 3, 2009   Der Spiegel
A brick structure was uncovered outside the city of Wari-Bateshwar, confirming that the site was part of a developed city as early as 400 B.C.
Apr 22, 2009   The Daily Star
Anthropologists have discovered traces of highly organized and gridded cities in the Amazon rainforest dating back to the 1200s.
Aug 31, 2008   National Geographic