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What If the Entire World Lived in 1 City?

The Atlantic

A highly fascinating project: Two Yale architects aim to model a city of 7 billion (yes, the entire world’s population). The idea is to study and plan for an increasingly urbanised planet by creating an extreme. The best part: The model («think of a super-enhanced Google Earth») will be open-source.