Invisible Trajectories

H.G. Wells argued in his 1900 essay, ‘The Probable Diffusion of Great Cities’ that the seemingly inexorable concentration of people and resources in the largest cities would soon be reversed and the metropolis would see its own resources drain away to decentralized ‘urban regions’ so vast that the very concept of ‘the city’ would become, in his phrase, “as obsolete as mailcoach.”
Robert Fishman, Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia

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