June 9, 2019

Since its first appearance in 1954 as a mutated dinosaur-like monster, Godzilla has often spread an environmental message to the public – though the exact make-up of the message has evolved over time. In the latest movie, Godzilla is not a catastrophic accident but a '...

The Frankencities Project utilizes The Literary Method of Urban Design, whereupon urban futures are designed and developed according to the themes of influential works of literary fiction. 

An explanation of The Literary Method of Urban Design appears in this recen...

November 14, 2018

In an effort to save costs in a grand effort to colonize space, the
Chinese government builds a huge spaceport near Arusha in the Volcanic lands of Tanzania.

The city, and the landscape, is hyper-industrialised, dislocating humans and wildlife in the proc...

November 1, 2018

A growing concern for northern Russian cities like Arkhangelsk, is the melting of the permafrost and the growth of sinkholes. As the permafrost thaws, it becomes more fragile, and so more easily eroded by the increasing flow of subterranean water. Some of the sinkholes...

June 14, 2018

Using the tragic forecast of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' story, the Frankencities Project details the worst-case scenarios of the futures of real world cities worldwide. This month, we highlight the future of the Russian city of Sochi.

Sochi is the largest c...

Using the tragic forecast within Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' story, the Frankencities Project details the worst-case scenarios of the futures of real world cities worldwide. This month, we highlight the future of the Indian city of Bangalore.

Bangalore is one of the l...

March 22, 2018

The Frankencities project predicts the horror-future of 100 cities across the globe. This week, we highlight the future of Franken-Dubai.

Dubai’s current ruler, Sheikh Mohammed, owns Greenland. Not the big icy Greenland northeast of Ca...

February 26, 2018

Using the tragic forecast of the Frankenstein story, as well as the Literary Method of Urban Design, the Frankencities Project details the worst-case scenarios of the futures of real world cities worldwide. This month, we highlight the future of Timbuktoo.

Some eig...

February 12, 2018

Some cities in the developed world are manicured to within an inch of life. They have precisely cultivated trees side-lining quiet sidewalks fed by immaculately-timed water sprinklers. Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is one such city. It is a suburban utopia o...

January 21, 2018

The Frankencities Project reveals the disastrous scenes of future cities gone wrong. This week, we highlight the emergence of 'New Orenburg.'

Perhaps the "Peak Oil" idea -- that we are doomed to run out of affordable commercial fossil fuels before long -- is so complete...

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