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Island Vulnerability
http://www.islandvulnerability.org/urbanislands.html

Urban Islands
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Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos

Island Vulnerability explores the challenges which isolated geographies face when dealing with risk and disasters by examining the processes which create, maintain, and could be used to reduce their vulnerability. This page provides photos of urban islands.


All images are copyright Ilan Kelman.

Traffic islands in Wellington, New Zealand (2004).

Traffic islands in Wellington, New Zealand (2004).



Rocks along the shoreline of Antalya, Turkey (2015).

Islands rock, Antalya, Turkey (2015).



Shaughnessy Island Garden, Toronto, Canada (2015).

Shaughnessy Island Garden, Toronto, Canada (2015).



The Islander restaurant, Washington, D.C. (2009).

The Islander restaurant, Washington, D.C. (2009).



Beauty island in Vienna (2016).

Beauty island in Vienna (2016).



Artificial islands in Monaco's seafront (2009).

Constructed islands in constructed Monaco (2009).



Ice island in Akerselva, Oslo, Norway (2013).

Ice island in Akerselva, Oslo, Norway (2013).



An elf's island home in Akerselva, Oslo, Norway (2011).

An elf's island home in Akerselva, Oslo, Norway (2011).



Sign pointing to Île Saint-Louis, Paris, France (2005).

Sign pointing to Île Saint-Louis, Paris, France (2005).



Ilho da Bananal, Recife, Brazil from an airplane (2014).

Ilho da Bananal, Recife, Brazil (2014).



Freetown Christiana in Copenhagen, Denmark (2014).

Freetown Christiana in Copenhagen, Denmark (2014).



A fire hydrant surrounded by water in a field, Toronto, Canada (2013).

Islanded hydrant, Toronto, Canada (2013).



Map of some of St. Petersburg's islands (2014).

Map of some of St. Petersburg's islands, Russia (2014).



Tennozu Isle subway stop, Tokyo, Japan (2014).

Arriving at Tennozu Isle, Tokyo, Japan (2014).



Tourism ticket booth near Trafalgar Square called a 'tourism island' (2015).

Tourism island, London, U.K. (2014).



A sign pointing to Ilha Verde in Macau (2016).

Island directions in Macau (2016).



Island Café, London, U.K. (2014).

Island Café, London, U.K. (2014).



Island Café, Tallinn, Estonia (2008).

Island Café, Tallinn, Estonia (2008).



Kids Island Daycare Centre, Vaughan, Canada (2015).

Kids Island Daycare Centre, Vaughan, Canada (2015).



A sign saying 'The southernmost point of continental Asia', Palawan Island, Singapore (2014).

I took this photo in 2014 on Palawan Island which is connected by a jiggly rope bridge to Sentosa Island which is connected by a causeway to the city-state island of Singapore Theme Park(tm) which is connected by a causeway and a bridge to Malaysia. Parts of Palawan Island and Sentosa Island appear to go farther south than this sign. It is hardly a tourist draw, because it is slightly off the main path and most people ignored it. Any interpretations or reflections on the meaning and point of this sign given that it is not the southernmost point of an island of an island of an island (each with fixed links)?



A display on island biodiversity asking 'Why are islands important?', Singapore (2014).

Why indeed, Singapore (2014).



River island in Amsterdam (2014).

River island in Amsterdam (2014).



Highbury Island, Islington, London, U.K. (2015).

Highbury Island, Islington, London, U.K. (2015).



Paving stones giving a map of Hong Kong (2016).

Island map in the pavement at 1881 Heritage, Kowloon, Hong Kong (2016).



A sign leading to MTR's Island Line in Hong Kong (2016).

The Island Line of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong (2016).



An aisle in a supermarket in San José, Costa Rica (2013).

An urban aisle (pun intended), San José, Costa Rica (2013).




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