Category Archives: Cities

FILM AND THE CITY: SYMBIOTIC ASSOCIATION BETWEEN RIO DE JANEIRO AND BRAZIL’S MOVIE INDUSTRY

By João Luiz de Figueiredo and Rodrigo Carvalho Creative activities tend to materialize within the landscape of large cities as agglomerations of specialized firms and skilled labour, which offer extremely innovative resources. Major cities have been the site of the … Continue reading

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America’s history is filled with failed utopian societies — Quartz

The utopian communities that sprouted across the United States in the 19th century were built in an era of experimentation and optimism. Founded by religious leaders, philosophers and even business owners, isolationist groups like the Perfectionists of Oneida, New York, … Continue reading

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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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