Category Archives: Cities

What kind of a city and region do we want?

  Success as building frenzy: the Manchester model Someone once told me that for Sir Howard Bernstein, the retiring Chief Executive of Manchester City Council, his measure of success was the number o… Source: What kind of a city and … Continue reading

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Detroit Is Designing a City With Space for Everyone, Including Goats – Next City

A comprehensive approach to urban agriculture is rolling out in Motor City. Source: Detroit Is Designing a City With Space for Everyone, Including Goats – Next City

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The story of cities #15: the rise and ruin of Rio de Janeiro’s first favela | Cities | The Guardian

Since it was first built by war veterans in 1897, Morro da Providência has become a complex symbol of poverty, violence and sentimentality, fetishised in popular culture. But where do the favelas fit into Brazil’s vision for the Olympic Games? … Continue reading

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Story of cities #27: Singapore – the most meticulously planned city in the world | Cities | The Guardian

  Lee Kuan Yew’s vice-like grip on power helped create a byword for cleanliness, efficiency and safety. What lies beneath this ‘Disneyland with the death penalty’? Source: Story of cities #27: Singapore – the most meticulously planned city in the … Continue reading

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