If you have not read anything about Burning Man, the anarchist art and culture festival held every year in the desert of Nevada, then you have been living under a rock. Here is a short but interesting article on the ongoing evolution of the Burning Man urban planning methodology. Picture building a city for 30-40,000 people, having it run for a week, and then tearing it all down in another 4 weeks and leaving behind not ONE scrap of garbage. It’s an absolute miracle that it works at all. I keep wondering if we’re going to see it die from its own success. I have not yet been but if anybody has been who is reading this blog, please drop your comments about your experiences. I would love to hear them.
Here is a picture from one of the previous layouts of the city:
And here are some links to their photo gallery.