Burning Man Takes on the City

BY MARY
September 28, 2009

Two weeks ago the great parade of cars covered in the white desert dust returned from Black Rock City, Nevada, Burning Man's annual week-long home. Along with the many tales, burners brought back news of next year's theme: Metropolis: the life of cities. Besides celebrating Black Rock City's own urban elements--a population of 40-50,000 people with (temporary) homes on lots within blocks; a system of streets with a main car-less promenade and plazas; a non-commercial economy; and public services (medics, cops, transportation, postal service)--the organization wants to bring together planners and participants to explore what makes a city livable.

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