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Have You Ever Heard of Lucius Burckhardt?

By Renard Teipelke Usually the length of a person’s English Wikipedia article indicates how far their global reach has been. In the case of the Swiss urban planning critic Lucius Burckhardt (1925-2003) I have to assume that his reach beyond … Continue reading

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Governmentally Enacted Aesthetics: the Limits of Place Branding?

By Caspar Lundsgaard-Hansen In March 2011, the small Swiss town of Solothurn (population approx. 16000) passed a regulation directed at the many small businesses operating in the historic old town. They are now obliged to select their outdoor furniture in … Continue reading

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Zurich-West at the Crossroads?

By Caspar Lundsgaard-Hansen Zurich acts like a magnet. A magnet for both Swiss people and foreigners who look for job opportunities in Switzerland. One gets the impression that the city and its surroundings grow at a remarkably fast pace: construction … Continue reading

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