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Are American Cities in Crisis?

These are uneasy times for the American city, and especially New York. Officially despised, targeted for punitive cuts in federal funding, gentrified into a rictus of bland affluence …
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Endless cities: will China’s new urbanisation just mean more sprawl?

The announcement that new megacity Xiongan will be built near Beijing is the latest attempt to take pressure off China’s biggest metropolises. Can it work?
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Battle for Belgrade: why activists are pushing back against Serbia’s loss of cultural space

Since the fall of Yugoslavia, many formerly state-funded cultural institutions have fallen foul of privatisation, but some activists in Serbia are pushing back against the loss of public space
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Red state, blue state? The urban-rural divide in the United States is more significant

More than ever, urbanites share a common affiliation, whether they are in Idaho or Massachusetts, whether they’ve built up earthly treasures or scrape by on minimum wage
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Environment as Politics

New drawings of the relation between residential density and voting behavior
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Where is the world’s most sprawling city?

Driving to work, driving to dinner, driving to meet friends … this quintessentially American invention requires a limitless supply of land and resources.
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Planning for the Worst

Disaster is an opportunity — with the need to escape comes a potential fresh start.
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Urban Memory Infrastructure

Former NYPL Labs director Ben Vershbow sits down with Shannon Mattern to debrief on the Labs’ work and the library as a critical urban infrastructure and resource.
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MVRDV and Austin-Smith:Lord’s strategy to regenerate Glasgow City Centre

A multidisciplinary team lead by MVRDV and Austin-Smith:Lord has been selected for the regeneration of the Glasgow 400ha city centre …
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