Run(a)way urbanization in Patagonia

By Thomas van Laake. The grass on the roundabout is comically green, compared to inhospitable dryness of the Patagonian steppe all around, interspersed by haphazardly placed, half-finished buildings….

Paint and the city

By Mika Savela. The phrase “Hong Kong is very colorful” can mean that there are a lot of things going on visually. However, there is also another layer…

Green displays

By Mika Savela. The climate in Hong Kong is very forgiving to the oblivious gardener. To see your houseplants prosper requires very little effort in the all year…

Beautiful domesticities

By Mika Savela. With the ever-present sensation of urbanity and clutter in the streets of Hong Kong, it is sometimes very comforting to spend the day at home….

Drifting in the mangroves

By Emma Rawlings Smith. Living on an island of only 75 km square and you are never that far from the sea. The Arabian Gulf originally provided pearling…

Levels of Vending in Kariakoo, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

By Daniela Schofield. Streets of Kariakoo from a second storey shop In Kariakoo, Dar es Salaam’s largest and busiest market, all possible spaces are used for vending. Nearly…

Brussels underworld: Works in progress in the EU capital

By Federica Fusi. Brussels, Boulevard du Regent – 21 May 2012 The picture shows one of my favorite places since my arrival here. I am pretty conscious that…

Abu Dhabi: An evolving city

By Emma Rawlings Smith. 2009 marked the pivotal year when more of the planet’s citizens lived in urban rather than rural places. Rapid migration rates and youthful, fertile…

Signs of a City

By Lennie Araujo. We seem as a species to be driven by a desire to make meanings: above all, we are surely Homo significans – meaning-makers. Signs take…

Life in the 24-hour city

By Emma Rawlings Smith. If you shut your eyes and listen carefully, the sounds of the city reveal much about the natural and urban habitat shared by both…