Photo: Prince Akachi

Vanishing point

The city can provide cover and anonymity to those who seek it, explains David Nnanna Ikpo.

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NI 520 - The right to the city - July, 2019
Photo: Roberto Ourgant

Grand designs

Architecture is never neutral, explains Laith Kharus Whitwham. But can it be made to truly serve the public?

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NI 520 - The right to the city - July, 2019

The price is not right

The mushrooming trend of cashing in on fast returns from housing is devastating working people’s lives in cities across the world. UN expert Leilani Farha lays it on the line. Interview by Dinyar Godrej.

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NI 520 - The right to the city - July, 2019
Greener, richer

Greener, richer

New research suggests that low-carbon infrastructure is not only ethical, it also yields greater economic returns.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
The people united: Ada Colau arrives at a municipal elections rally. She was voted in as Mayor in 2015.Photo: David Ramos / Getty Images

Reclaiming the city

Progressive city governments in the Barcelona area have showed the world how turning back privatization is achievable at a local level. But there remain obstacles to be overcome, says Luke Stobart.

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NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018

Mixed Media: Books

A Line in the River by Jamal Mahjoub; Political Tribes by Amy Chua; Building and Dwelling by Richard Sennett; Deport, Deprive, Extradite by Nisha Kapoor;

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
Anti-gentrification saint

Anti-gentrification saint

Two artists have invented a saint to protect residents from gentrification. Yohann Koshy reports.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Illustration: Sarah John

The freedom of the city

Trust between communities is being rebuilt, writes Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Bangui: Penthouse and pavement

The city is getting a facelift - but not everyone will benefit, writes Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015

Housing - THE FACTS

Prices through the roof, a gaping deficit, homelessness, one billion in slums and an urban takeover.

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NI 461 - Demolition job - April, 2013
Bringing urban gardeners together in Washington DC.Photo by tedeytan under a CC Licence

Gardening in the margins

Derelict inner-city sites are being transformed by green-fingered volunteers, writes Anna Weston.

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NI 448 - The arms trade - December, 2011

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
The right to the city July, 2019
The right to the city July, 2019
The right to the city July, 2019
The next financial crisis July, 2018
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Demolition job April, 2013
The arms trade December, 2011
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