Very Visible Cities

Jonathan Bell, Elizabeth Kiem, and Natasha Vargas-Cooper speculate on what London, Los Angeles, and Moscow will look like in 2040, 2070, and 2100. A taste:

After the earthquake/Santa Monica cliffs collapse of ’84, Los Angeles is dubbed the Rio de Janeiro of the Northern Hemisphere—a dense, horizontal, and severely stratified metropolis with extravagant wealth and five major favelas: Little Lancaster, Salvador West, Blue Sky, Yum Foods Inc., and Aztecapultepec. Starbucks and McDonalds open stores in three of them.

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