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Christchurch in pictures: Life after a devastating earthquakeChristchurch in pictures: Life after a devastating earthquake

Posted By Alison Prato

Christchurch-based Danny Squires is director of Space Craft Systems and co-founder of WikiHouse/NZ, a global  project aiming to make it possible for anyone to design, download and “print” houses. Squires was going about his daily business in Christchurch on February 22, 2011, when a 6.3-magnitude earthquake ripped through the city, causing horrific damage and killing […]

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Shanghai in pictures: entrepreneur David Li on the city as hackerspaceShanghai in pictures: entrepreneur David Li on the city as hackerspace

Posted By Alex Gallafent

David Li has lived in Shanghai since 2003, when the Taiwan-born consultant and entrepreneur moved to the city to take advantage of a place in which he felt like “everything was possible.” A decade later, he’s still relishing all that the city has to offer, from vast cultural spaces to XinCheJian, the small community hackerspace he […]

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My City: Khurram Siddiqi on how not to get lost in Lahore, PakistanMy City: Khurram Siddiqi on how not to get lost in Lahore, Pakistan

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By Nicola Twilley “In Lahore, you don’t get lost: you start off lost,” explains Khurram Siddiqi. “It’s a condition, not a situation.” Siddiqi, and his friends Asim Fayaz and Omer Sheikh, decided to collaborate on a proposal to install and maintain road signs in the city after it took several phone calls and half an hour for Fayaz to […]

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My City: Inaki Romero Larrea on building a better MadridMy City: Inaki Romero Larrea on building a better Madrid

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by Rebecca Smith Hurd Spanish architecture generally conjures images of grandeur, particularly when it comes to modernist and contemporary construction. Gaudí’s basilica. Calatrava’s bridges, airports and centers for the arts. Bofill’s state and corporate headquarters. Moneo’s museums. The list of splendiferous urban structures goes on and on. But not everything built on the Iberian Peninsula […]

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Madrid in pictures: architect Inaki Romero Larrea shares his SpainMadrid in pictures: architect Inaki Romero Larrea shares his Spain

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by Rebecca Smith Hurd 29-year-old Iñaki Romero Larrea describes himself as an “urbanist before architect.” As one of the five members of design and architecture collective Paisaje Transversal, he is particularly interested in figuring out how to revitalize Spain’s cities without indulging in the time-consuming traditional bid process or incurring exorbitant construction costs. For the group, […]

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My City: sound artist Jason Sweeney on life in AdelaideMy City: sound artist Jason Sweeney on life in Adelaide

Posted By Alison Prato

Jason Sweeney lives and works in Adelaide, Australia, a city he describes as “a prototype for what a developed city in the western world could be like.” Here, he describes his life in the city. Also, see and hear his favorite Adelaideian spots in the photoessay by Kristin Alford, accompanied by audio snippets of the […]

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Cities. They’re where it’s at, y’all. Notes & quotes from TEDCity2.0 (morning)Cities. They’re where it’s at, y’all. Notes & quotes from TEDCity2.0 (morning)

Posted By Helen Walters

TEDCity2.0 is a day-long TED event for urban innovators, organizers, stewards and builders–and it’s happening right now, with a hub event taking place at the Times Center in New York City, and 138 self-organized TEDx events also being held in 48 countries, including Vietnam, Malawi, Mexico and Egypt. Here’s what happened in the morning sessions: […]

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My City: Trash anthropologist Robin Nagle talks New York City garbageMy City: Trash anthropologist Robin Nagle talks New York City garbage

Posted By Alison Prato

In the first of a series of city-related articles, we profile Robin Nagle, anthropologist-in-residence at the Department of Sanitation and long-time resident of New York City. She describes a life dedicated to, well, trash, and documents some of her favorite locations throughout the American city’s boroughs, captured in an accompanying photoessay by Ryan Lash. In […]