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Why Lisbon deserves the spotlight

By Joanna Santos. As in Rome, Lisbon is the “city of seven hills” and as Paris, it’s also the city of light. A superb light. It is one…

Sounds of City, Sounds of You

By Jeki Trimarstuti. The city is like a human being. It produces sounds. Somehow, the city is talking. Can you hear it? From all of the sounds that…

The desert city – Abu Dhabi

By Emma Rawlings. A desert is generally accepted to be any place which receives less than 250 millimetres of rainfall a year. Abu Dhabi has an arid climate…

Midsommar, the longest day of the year with Nordic light

By Joanna Santos. In Sweden, summer time is short. In return days are longer, nights are dark for a few hours only and up north, the sun never…

Inside / Outside

By Federica Fusi. The relationship between open public spaces and private ones has always had a particular relevance in my urban studies. I think that cities are mostly…

Fajara drumming

By Sylvia Chant. The sounds of the city are felt everywhere and most hours of the day and night in the sprawling suburbs of Gambia’s main urban area,…

Cycling in Helsingborg, Sweden

By Joanna Santos The patterns of urban settlements influence largely the mode of transport people choose. So how people move tell something about their way of living. How…

Family, Love that Keeps Us Alive

By Jeki Trimarstuti. Population growth is drastically changing as a result of urbanization and industrialization. At the same time, the family’s form and meaning are also continuously changing….

Lisbon, Where the Land Ends and the Sea Begins

By Lennie Araujo. Sometimes nicknamed Rainha do Mar (Queen of the Sea) Lisbon´s intrinsically connected to water. It lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean…

We Are Sinners. But We Have Sardines! Comida Lisboeta

By Lennie Araujo. Photo credit: J. Harmon Butler For a relatively small country, Portugal has surprisingly large variety of great dishes. Having been a predominately seafaring nation, it´s not…