Tag Archives: Global South

Snippets from the RGS 2016 Conference on Nexus Thinking

By Renard Teipelke Each year the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers holds its Annual International Conference. For this year, they chose “Nexus Thinking” as the conference theme. And as always, there was no lack of critical inputs and new … Continue reading

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Review of “Triumph of the City” – Part II: Right Messages

By Renard Teipelke In the first part of my review of Edward Glaeser’s “Triumph of the City” I was pretty much in a rage of criticizing the flaws in this urban economist’s analysis (here). But I need to be honest: … Continue reading

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The Rooftop: An Urban Refugium between Function and Lifestyle

By Renard Teipelke My view goes down from the sky to the ground. It is the bird’s eye view on a city. I am standing on one of these “skydecks”, which every larger city has to offer nowadays. But I … Continue reading

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Misplaced Perceptions of Urban Development beyond ‘the West’

By Renard Teipelke “I was so negatively surprised: This city looks exactly like a city in Europe or the US.” (…) “I couldn’t believe how they can do so much wrong – it is so different from our cities.” I … Continue reading

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