Thursday, September 07, 2006


One of the great joys of urban communication occurs when abstract theories grapple with the complexities of city life. Cyberbia is a web site for the urban planning community, and one forum there is dedicated to representations of urban life. The thread in the link above is a brief essay accompanied by dozens of photographs of Hong Kong. Images numerous enough to dramatize the deep differences in scale, notions of public and private, and density of commercial images that are encountered in most typical American cities which too often serve as a template for our analysis.

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