Greater Cairo, which includes the city of Giza, is spatially fragmented and heavily oriented toward private transit. Low-income residents are disproportionately isolated from essential infrastructure, services and job opportunities. Segregation is especially acute on Gezirat Al Warraq and Gezirat Al Dahab, large islands several kilometers from central Cairo. Efforts to solve ...
The dust is settling on Shura City, yet not a single brick has been laid. Since this proposal for a drone-proof city emerged ...
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An innovative urban development program is activating positive change in low-income neighborhoods across Mexico City ...
In a radio interview with Eleanor Wachtel of Writers & Company, Gail Jones reflects upon urban experience and its ...
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According to recent literature, the word "gentrification" appeared fifty years ago in 1964. It describes a historical shift after ...
Stuart Elden, professor of political theory and geography at Warwick and one of the editors of the journal Environment and ...
"The scholars’ contest over whether ‘the commons’ would be understood as a historical set of social relations, as a metaphor ...
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"Each retains their difference. However, they are able to act in concert around an agenda of equivalence. That is, they see ...
Virtually everywhere you go in the Parisian banlieue, you will find large signs drawing attention to "urban renovation" ...
In 2012, Trenton Oldfield threw himself into the River Thames to protest elitism in Britain. Oldfield intentionally timed his ...
Some urban treasures are hidden in plain sight. The documentary film "On the Map" shows how MIT professor Annette Kim and ...
My first encounter with Tubism was at a house party with a large poster of the London Underground hanging in the living ...
I imagine that most people, when confronted with the end of a two-year sojourn in the City of Lights, would make plans to visit ...
Heliópolis is known as one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in São Paulo, with 120,000 people living in an area of ...
The infamous Panopticon, conceived by Jeremy Bentham and thoroughly analyzed by Michel Foucault, is emblematic of ...
My home town, Moscow, has earned a reputation for abandoned industrial zones, flashy business districts and traffic jams. Visitors ...
William Hunter is an architect, urban designer and teaching fellow at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) ...
In cities around the world, public space is an essential platform for voicing calls for change. Whether Madrid’s Puerta del Sol ...
When thinking of conflicts over natural resources, we tend to think of rural resources: oil in South Sudan, deforestation in Bolivia ...
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On a plot of soil in Manhattan’s Tompkins Square Park, a bomb sat in plain view. Four large tubes painted fire engine red stood wired ...
On May 28, protesters occupied a central green space in Istanbul to stop bulldozers from razing it to the ground. The demolition is ...
Artists and bohemians have been flocking to Berlin since the wall came down in 1989. Affordable rents and vacant spaces ...
As co-founder and publisher of the online magazine Shareable, Neal Gorenflo aims to bring the "sharing economy" into the ...