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“Brick Mansions: it’s so dangerous, we built a wall around it.”

Warning: This post is full of spoilers. Thankfully, Brick Mansions isn’t the kind of movie you watch for the plot.

Brick Mansions is the American remake of the French film… 1,644 more words


Literary Surrealism Meets Urban Inequality - The Early Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca

Danza de la Muerte/ Dance of the Dead

“No es extraño este sitio para la danza. Yo lo digo.
El mascarón bailará entre columnas de sangre y de números, 1,078 more words


Visiting Metro Vancouver's Urban Centres

I am lucky enough to live in a city that takes urban planning, and especially regional urban planning, very seriously.  One of the unique things about Metro Vancouver is the fact that we have developed with a  185 more words

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Exhibition - Brett Boardman / Public talk - Heike Rahmann [Japan Foundation]

EXHIBITION: ‘Mono no aware: The Poignancy of Things’

This series of photographs was captured by Brett Boardman in Kyoto in 2011. The images juxtapose Katsura Rikyu, a 17th-century imperial villa that has long captivated architects across the world, with the makeshift shelter of a homeless person under a bridge nearby. 182 more words


Educating Compton: Race, Taxes, and Schools in Southern California's Most Notorious Suburb

“I want to have more success in life,” Ismenia Guzman told an L.A. Weekly journalist in 2010. “I want to change the cycle … I want them to have more than I have,” Guzman, mother of two, one a first grader at Compton’s McKinley Elementary and the other a student attending Watts Charter High School, succinctly summarized the goals of Parent Revolution as it attempted to reform Compton’s troubled grade school. 2,183 more words


Riding the Big Red Car: Work, Leisure, and Community in Multiethnic L.A.

A subway to the sea, new mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, told reporters in 2005, “would be the most utilized subway in the nation, maybe the world.” According to a Los Angeles Times survey at the time, voters identified transportation related issues as their primary concern outside of education; for both issues, nearly a quarter of the electorate demanded improvement. 2,607 more words