4 min read.Updated: 20 Sep 2016, 02:50 AM ISTRihan Najib
The traits that make cities vibrant places to live and work in are also at the heart of what makes them vulnerable
In movies with an apocalyptic tendency, it is not a simple coincidence that compels an oncoming asteroid, extraterrestrials, King Kong, and assorted zombies to attack New York City. In fact, it is common practice for superheroes to battle their arch-nemeses in Times Square. The depictions of urban dystopia in science fiction might be an acknowledgment of a city’s weaknesses taken to imaginative extremes, but where things are happening is a good way to read why they are happening in the first place.