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Rebirth of Rua da Glória

To add to the articles on urban planning in Recife, here’s one more.

“‘A rua que convida traz vida’ (an inviting street brings life). This is the philosophy of a fledgling movement, which began to emerge on… 579 more words

Recife In English

Softening Boston’s City Hall?

If you’ve been to Boston I’m sure you know of the Government Center Plaza and probably have an opinion of it.  For most it’s not a favorable one for the either building or plaza.   365 more words

NEW: Winnipeg Rapid Transit Map

You are probably familiar with the London Underground “tube map”. Even people who have never been to London have probably seen it in a magazine or on the internet somewhere. 336 more words

Government Ineptness

A quiet retreat in downtown Recife

Interestingly, a week ago, Diario did a piece (PT) on how high walls hide the stories of Recife’s old houses.

(Photos: Bobby Fabisak) 592 more words

Recife In English

Great TED talk by Amanda Burden on Public Spaces



More than 8 million people are crowded together to live in New York City. What makes it possible? In part, it’s the city’s great public spaces — from tiny pocket parks to long waterfront promenades — where people can stroll and play.

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Quote of the Day: Sandy Ikeda

Sandy Ikeda writing in The Freeman on April 17:

“A planner can’t build an entire city (or neighborhood eve) because she can’t begin to design and construct the necessary diversity and social intricacy that happens spontaneously in a living city.

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