Utopias

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Op-Ed: Utopian Thinking Poses Continued Dangers for Urbanists

Charles Wolfe calls attention to similarities between contemporary urbanism and yesterday's debunked utopias. The two may differ in substance, but both tend toward a certain level of dogma that isn't necessarily helpful on the ground.

October 30, 2018 - Public Square: A CNU Journal

Planning the Perfect Place - From Scratch

November 28, 2011 - Tim Halbur

Fantastical Concept City Moves in Circles

Animator Roy Prol seems serious about his proposed "Clockwork City", which is made up of a series of concentric rings that keep the city always moving and supposedly making transit unnecessary.

July 18, 2011 - The Architect's Newspaper

The Best Failed Utopias

Utopian developments often fail. This post from <em>The Awl</em> ranks the best and most desirable of the failed utopias throughout history.

July 10, 2011 - The Awl

The Modern-Day Reality of New Deal Utopias

This slideshow from <em>Design Observer</em> takes a look at New Deal-era utopian cities as they exist today.

November 25, 2010 - Design Observer

World Heritage Status for Canadian "Utopia"?

A master-planned town in Quebec built by an American industrialist as a "workingman's utopia" is being touted as a potential UNESCO World Heritage Site.

November 19, 2010 - The Globe and Mail

Can We Get Utopia Right?

Salon interviews author J.C. Hallman about his new book "In Utopia," which explores modern-day utopian projects and how they differ from those of the past.

August 21, 2010 - Salon.com

Ebenezer Howard Lives

Victorian-style model towns from the age of Ebenezer Howard are seeing a revival in emerging urban areas, according to this piece from <em>The Guardian</em>.

August 17, 2010 - The Guardian

Kazakhstan Utopia Debuts

Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa designed a utopian vision interweaving the city and nature. Three years after his death, his vision is complete. Rowan More of the Observer pays Astana, the new capital, a visit.

August 9, 2010 - The Guardian U.K.

Pedophile Island

A gubernatorial candidate in California wants to take one of the Channel Islands (a national park) and make it a place to dump pedophiles, with their own separate society.

May 18, 2010 - Curbed

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