I'd like to draw your attention to my favourite blog: BLDGBLOG. Its a brilliant and diverse look at how we construct our world: it encompasses mapping, city planning, architecture, weather systems...everything. Geoff Manaugh is a prolific writer - he posts at least once a day - its brilliant to keep up to date with.
This particular post on the failed city development project California City is something I find particularly exciting. It is a 'geoglyph of nowehere', particularly interesting if we're looking at a city in terms of our stories. I don't want to describe it too much (because Geoff does it so much better than me!) but take some time to check it out. Click on the picture to view the post.