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Urbanization and the Evolution of Cities Across 10,000 Years

Posted by Infra on Friday, September 27th, 2013

About 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers, aided by rudimentary agriculture, moved to semi-permanent villages and never looked back. With further developments came food surpluses, leading to commerce, specialization and, many years later with the Industrial Revolution, the modern city. Vance Kite plots our urban past and how we can expect future cities to adapt to our growing populations. 

Lesson by Vance Kite, animation by ATMG Studio.
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