For many many years, I have loved the idea of planning out cities. When I was 11 or 12 I would spend hours in my room drawing maps of islands with different terrains and climates and label different cities and what their exports and imports would be. I know, I was super cool. This fascination has never really left me, and was further made evident by be checking out this book from the library last week:
It's a story of a fictional Roman city, starting at it's inception as a military outpost and ended, well, I'm not sure how it ends because I haven't finished it yet. But it is really cool. I love stuff like this.