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I am creating a physical paper model of an imaginary city, Katterogvil, which is a city-state on Katterog, an imaginary planet. Although I am far from completing it, the model will have a width of 1.2 meters, and a length of 1.6 meters. A typical building in the city is only 5-10 cubic centimeters. The goal is to make it complicated and believable as a real city. As such, it will include all the facilities that a normal city would have. It is far from a utopia, since utopian cities don't really exist, however it does have plenty of upsides, another thing real cities have. Some of its good traits are that it has very good and efficient infrastructure, is very good for the environment, and is a haven for arts and sciences. Some of its bad traits are that it is facing a severe overcrowding crisis, is intensely divided over political opinion, and will flood instantly if sea levels rise, because the city only reaches a few meters above sea level at its highest. Additionally, I want to include small references to real life all throughout the city. Particularly, I want the city to contain a building representing everyone I know. If you know me and we have not already discussed this, please hit me up and let me know what kind of building you want in the city. It can be pretty much anything that I can reasonably make out of paper. I will be releasing occasional updates here.

Update 29 July 2018: I have completed the 2D form of the city. A plan has been drawn out showing where all the buildings will go. It's hard to get a good picture of such a large piece of paper, but this was the best I could do. Most of the buildings are visible if you look closely. They take a wide variety of shapes, but most are rectangular. I will only be putting care into buildings that were requested, or that I just feel like putting care into. There are far too many for me to put time into all of them, assuming I want to finish within a year or so.

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Update 19 October 2018: City is starting to take shape. By tackling the process section by section, I have inadvertantly yet effectively established the city's neighborhoods, and have started to give them names, such as Nortgulvan, the chubby peninsula at the bottom left of this photo.

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Update 16 December 2018: Probably should have had an update in between this and the last one; a lot of work has been done! A vast, dense, urban core now cuts diagonally through the city, occupying most of Districts 1 and 3. I did a population estimate recently, and concluded that the city now holds around 50,000 people. This means that in order to meet my goal of 174,327, I will need most of District 4 to be apartment buildings. I have also started getting really miffed about the state of the long, skinny buildings I placed in southern District 2. They will not stop leaning no matter how much tape I add. I'm pretty much done with their bullshit at this point and will probably remove them altogether. If you have any thoughts or prayers for these spaghetti-ass fuck nuggets, say them now, because this is the last picture in which they will be featured.

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