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Communities of exclusion: Some thoughts on the concept of community

by Ares Kalandides A bizarre piece of news caught my attention recently: A Kosovarian family was allegedly denied citizenship in Switzerland, not for failing to comply with the formal requirements, but for not adapting to the local norms. The transgressions … Continue reading

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How public is public space?

by Ares Kalandides A signature list is being passed around in my Berlin neighbourhood around Kollwitzplatz in Prenzlauer Berg. We’re asked to sign against the regulations by the local borough of Pankow on how to use public space. Cafés and … Continue reading

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We Are Moving beyond Numbers (?)

by Renard Teipelke Afterwards, everybody always knows better. We were obsessed with numbers. “We” as in “the majority”, “the public”, “the decision-makers”, or “our/the representatives”. It does not matter if you or I were obsessed with numbers. It was the … Continue reading

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Under African Skies, Day 5: What is an architect?

by Ares Kalandides Sumayya Vally is on the phone trying to coordinate the lot before the new toilets for the settlement are delivered. CORC, the NGO she works with, has arranged for two new booths to be installed in the … Continue reading

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Guest Article: Skywalks in Hong Kong and their Consequences on Urban Communities

by Patricia Woo [1] Higher-density living has been long explored as a means to contain urban sprawl.  Past research has found many environmental benefits with this strategy – reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, using less land and reducing air pollution and … Continue reading

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