Planned Cities Seen From Space

Betsy Mason of Wired:

Planned cities are laid out all at once and built from scratch. They are designed with a purpose in mind: to optimize traffic flow, or to maximize access to green space or to keep everyone in their proper place. They are born from many different inspirations.

These cities are strangely beautiful from space, though there are very few that I’d like to live in. A city planned from above rarely results in a great experience at street level.