Spaces and Flows’s Updates

  • Annette Jacoby -Winner of the International Award for Excellence for Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, Volume 7

    The Spaces & Flows Research Network is pleased to announce the selection of “Bangkok — A Place of Struggle and Spatial Restructuring,” Annette Jacoby, as the winner of the International Award for Excellence for Spaces and Flows: An International...More

  • A Playbook on the Politics of Better Streets

    CityLab | Article Link | by Richard Florida

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    During her tenure as New York City’s transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan oversaw the addition of 400 miles of new bike lanes, helped implement the nation’s larg...More

  • Who owns our cities – and why this urban takeover should concern us all

    The Guardian | Article Link | by Saskia Sassen

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    Does the massive foreign and national corporate buying of urban buildings and land that took off after the 2008 crisis signal an emergent new phase in major cities? From...More

  • Reconnaissance: Inside the Panopticon

    Places Journal | Article Link | by Hillary Mushkin

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    Mexico City’s C4I4 is a fantastically overdetermined work of architecture: a concrete bunker, three stories high, that resembles a row of giant surveillance...More

  • Are Schools Segregated Because Housing Is? It Ain’t Necessarily So

    The New School | Article Link | by Clara Hemphiill and Nicole Mader

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    In multi-ethnic New York City, why are so many elementary schools segregated by race and class? For years, school officials and researchers have a...More

  • Where are the world's newest cities … and why do they all look the same?

    The Guardian | Article Link | by Adam Greenfield

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    At present we share our planet with some 7.5 billion other human beings, and as swollen as that number may already sound, it is projected to hit 10 billion before leve...More

  • China Cracks Down on Politically Incorrect Maps

    CityLab | Article Link | by Linda Poon

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    When it comes to maps, China isn’t messing around

    Starting next year, you don’t want to be caught with the “wrong” maps—that is, maps containing content “that endangers the co...More

  • The world wants more 'porous' cities – so why don't we build them?

    The Guardian | Article Link | by Richard Sennett

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    Recently I tried to buy an iPhone in Nehru Place, an open-air electronics market in Delhi where goods that “happen to fall off a truck” are sold for 30%, 40%.....More

  • Dispossessed in the Land of Dreams

    New Republic | Article Link | by Monica Potts

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    Sometime in July 2012, Suzan Russaw and her husband, James, received a letter from their landlord asking them to vacate their $800-a-month one-bedroom apartment in Palo...More

  • Growing Pains: Urbanization and Governance in Peru

    World Politics Review | Article Link | by Bruno Binetti and Ben Raderstorf

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    The glittering Real Plaza shopping center in the Comas district north of Lima buzzes with middle-class energy, featuring franchises like Po...More