Category Archives: Urban

The Places We Live

here are all kinds of places we as humans live.  We live in three bedroom homes, apartments and studios, closets in New York, caves in Turkey, sailboats and even teepees. At times, we also live on streets, cardboard mats and … Continue reading

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China’s Instant Cities

This year China will add more than 17 million people to its urban population. To house this unprecedented wave of migration from the country side, cities like Shanghai and Guangzhou are building countless high-rise residential towers at breakneck speed. The … Continue reading

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Detroit gets growing

Detroit was once the engine of America’s automotive industry. Today it is a symbol of urban decay. But a daring bid to return the land to farming is sowing seeds of recovery – and could be a template for cities … Continue reading

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China farmer takes a stand

Anger over property confiscation is one of the main causes of unrest in China, as both authorities and property developers force farmers from their land. But one Chinese farmer has been successfully fighting eviction with the use of a unique … Continue reading

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In China’s Land Rush, Rights Are Often Trampled

An interesting article from the New York Times highlighting the inequalities caused by the the real estate and property boom in China. After living in China for 5 years I can relate to the impact this is having. Actually, if … Continue reading

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Future Cities and Cities that will Shape the Future

For the first time in human history more people now live in urban cities than in rural areas. The 192021 project from Richard Wurman, founder of the TED Conference, is a longitudinal research and sharing project focused around the rise … Continue reading

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