Legacy, what legacy? Five years on the London Olympic park battle still rages

Family-friendly utopia or part-privatised nightmare? Revitalised wasteland or monument to social cleansing? The story didnt end once the Games were over The summer of 2012 was the culmination of a polarising seven years. Swaths of the media, the sporting frat and politicians of all stripes celebrated the coming regeneration of the neglect East End due […]

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New anti-homeless architecture: Seattle utilizes bike racks to block rough sleepers

Police cleared a homeless camp before the transport department filled the pavement with unneeded bike racks a clear case of hostile architecture which does not address the problem, say campaigners Cities Cycling the city New anti-homeless architecture: Seattle employs bike racks to block rough sleepers Police cleared a homeless camp before the transport department filled […]

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The world is in Quito to discuss cities- but are local voices heard at Habitat III?

As many as 45,000 people are gathered in Ecuadors capital for the UNs future of cities summit. Inside the fence, speakers say greater inclusivity will make better cities for all but elsewhere in Quito, some residents are feeling shut out On a rare patch of open grass amid the vertiginous slopes of the river Machngara […]

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The world’s best cities for millennials

From affordable housing and transport to flourishing job markets and cultural activities, heres our picking of the most wonderful spots for a good life Affordability Millennials are a boomerang generation. The number of 20 – to 34 -year-olds living at home with their parents increased by 25% between 1996 and 2013 in the UK. Last […]

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