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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…

Silent Observations at 45 Stirling Road, Singapore

By Al Lim. I went on a search at 45 Stirling Road, our first HDB (Housing Development Board)1 building, for cracks—what we cannot cover up. Instead, I found…

Yes, I have a Secret Place!

By Jeki Trimarstuti. My secret place is at the top of building! Photo taken from Hallym University Dormitory, Chuncheon Photo taken from Kangwon National University Dormitory, Chuncheon Well, it…

The changing face of Abu Dhabi

By Emma Rawlings Smith. With a massively increasing income from petrodollars in the 1960s and 1970s, accommodation for the expatriate workers, associated to the oil industry, were rapidly…

Mobility: Sheffield

By Anne Greaves. This isn’t the most glamorous photograph of Sheffield, but it represents a few takes on ‘mobility’ in the city which I’ll explain in turn. It’s…

Is this the city where I want to live? Lisbon Youth

By Lennie Araujo. Photo credit: Lisboa SOS Young people here enjoy healthy and vibrant urban living, but as a result of economic and cultural changes, some are dissatisfied…

Staving off cultural homogenisation in Abu Dhabi

By Emma Rawlings Smith. Cultural homogenisation is a process which is happening across the commercial sectors of Abu Dhabi. As the income of individuals increases so too does…

ZINNEKES OR BRUXELLOISES?

By Federica Fusi. One of the most exciting experiences I had in Brussels has been the Zinneke Parade, an incredibly urban event that takes place every two years:…