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If Mayors Ruled the World…

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city hall
This weekend the first planning session of the Global Parliament of Mayors took place in Amsterdam: a conference about mayors, for mayors, attended by mayors, moderated by mayors and hosted by a mayor, all triggered by a book about mayors: If Mayors Ruled the World. Read more
A new city prototype has quietly arisen to capitalize on the push for sustainable urban development: new, privately funded, planned cities which bleat tried and true urban buzzwords like “eco-city” and “sustainability” on their shining new city websites. But are these urban prototypes really really sustainable? Read more
Books under Bridge
In-between spaces, perceived as frontiers and borders, are the spaces that divide territories within our cities, neighbourhoods and towns. In our minds, they are understood as "non-places", under-utilised spaces that are often associated with dirty, derelict and unsafe areas of the city. Read more
Is paradise a large metropolis? As city dwellers, we’re prone to believing that the good life is found on a desolate beach far from the cacophony of any urban environment. Cities, to their credit however, actually make us much happier than we might otherwise believe. Read more