Black Panther's Many Lessons in Urbanism
Brentin Mock gathers a compendium of commentary on the urbanism angles of the current darling of Hollywood, Black Panther. As it turns out it's also a darling of urbanism. Mock explains:
As the story goes, Wakanda is the most technologically advanced nation in the world thanks to its heavily-protected stock of vibranium—a metal that’s stronger than steel and can manipulate energy to near-supernatural ends. Designers have been wowed by Wakanda’s mechanical marvels of hyperloop rapid transit, maglev trains, dragonfly-shaped spaceships, hoverbikes, skyscrapers orchestrated from chords of stone, wood, and metal, and other innovative spectacles.
A list of many articles—the Black Panther Reader, Mocks calls it—follows in the source article.