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A spotlight on Shenzhen's Urban Villages... and the future of cities

Beyond China, Shenzhen is probably best-known for two things. It’s where iPhones and other gadgets that have transformed everyday life are made, and it’s the place which grew from a fishing village in 1980 into today’s futuristic megacity of 11 million — or at least, that’s the urbanist legend. 2,598 more words

Final Jeopardy 1-22-2018

January 22, 2018


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World City Names


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Novosibirsk, the 3rd-largest city in Russia, translates as this “city”: the 1st word for its more recent founding, the 2nd for its location… 8 more words

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Paris vs. New York

Last weekend, on the way home from a work trip, I stopped to meet a friend in New York. Like Paris, New York has the ability to get under your skin and each visit leaves me wanting more. 1,360 more words


Expert Guide to Tokyo

Tokyo is a mega-metropolis of dizzying contradictions, both familiar and foreign. It has neon, skyscrapers, salaryman crowds, packed trains, cutting-edge architecture and futuristic technology. But it also has ancient shrines, plant-covered wooden houses, cycling grannies, old-school sweet shops and village-like lanes. 219 more words