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Believing in Cleveland: Managing Decline in "The Best Location in the Nation" (Souther)

Though, at times, this reads too much like a dissertation, I really enjoyed this book. Souther traces the evolution of Cleveland and seeks to complicate the traditional narrative about cities by using Cleveland as an example. 446 more words


Printing Data: Using 3D printing technology to turn population data into statistical sculpture

Dr Jon Minton, University of Glasgow


We live in a three dimensional world – of x, y and z – as well as a complex, social world. 1,373 more words

Data Visualisation

An Academic Workshop in Singapore

In early 2017 I received an invitation from Dr Delphine Pagès-El Karoui (INALCO/Sorbonne) to join a small group of scholars in a collaborative workshop concerned with migrants and their experience(s) in the global city. 407 more words


Article: Exported Urbanity in 1970s Libya

Sometimes I come across studies on topics I never even knew could be topics. Here, an essay examining the models  of urbanity ‘exported’ to Libya by Croatian architects working on the naval base in Khoms (الخمس), Libya. 232 more words


The Senses as Theoreticians

I mention it regularly in my presentations that noise and sound serve as critical tools for understanding urban space, not simply as objects in space-time. Anyone who reads this blog will be aware of this distinction, as I talk more about the theoretical applications of noise to urban space, than listing the sounds and noises found in Latin lit (although, I have some graphs and resources for noise/silence terms… 1,347 more words

Sound Studies

Food Insecurity & the Revolutionary Democracy of Urban Food Sovereignty Struggles in the Early 21st Century

by Anthony Bayani Rodriguez, PhD

The rising cost of fresh and nutritious foods over the past five decades has not been accompanied by proportional improvements in the income of poor and working-class families, or the socioeconomic conditions of the nation’s most structurally vulnerable regions, counties, cities, suburbs, and neighborhoods. 2,484 more words


Poetry in a City

City – the word evokes such dichotomous imagery. As I savour the languorous beauty of William Dalrymple’s City of Djinns, the words speak to me and I learn to see through new perspectives, the city I live in. 29 more words