I read about how the DMZ, the border between North and South Korea has become an amazing nature reserve because for the last half century this quarter million acre zone has been virtually untouched by humans… not many other places on the planet can say that. I’ve read that to some extent the area around Chernobyl has similar characteristics.
But in the city? The closest we come in the core of the city are the small strips of land surrounding the railroad tracks, which like Chernobyl, are a little polluted, but go through wonderful bursts of growth as their maintenance is neglected for long periods. For the many warehouses that dot the tracks, this also provides good cover for artists who choose to improve property