Visions of Urban Landscapes

As long as people have lived in cities, dreamers as varied as architects, writers, movie directors, environmentalists, and cartoonists have tried to envision what future urban life might look like. On the following slides are some predictions for cityscapes from 1894 to the 1964 World’s Fair and beyond.

Here, in the 1982 movie Blade Runner, director Ridley Scott's vision of how Los Angeles might look in 2019.

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