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The scheme of the founder of the Gillette razor company to turn Rochester area into a futuristic socialist utopia is fascinating: Architecture The primary goal when designing the architecture for Metropolis was to make each public space as beautiful as possible. When building a city of such large undertaking Gillette estimated that world renowned architects […]

Houston

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On May 12, 2016

This is a really interesting article on Houston. Probably the most car-centric city and certainly the most anti-zoning, given that it doesn’t have any, city in the nation, Houston is an urban pl

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The First City of Capitalism

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On April 5, 2016
The Guardian has been running an interesting set of stories on world cities. This one highlights Potosí, the Bolivian silver city I have been utterly fascinated by ever since visiting it in 2008. Potosí created great Spanish wealthy but at a huge cost in human lives. Potosí was “the first city of capitalism, for it […]

Milwaukee

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On April 1, 2016

The three last sociopaths competing for the Republican nomination will be debating this Tuesday in Milwaukee. Of course, they will be pushing visions that are counter to the interests of the people wh

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Public Squares

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On March 24, 2016
Michael Kimmelman on the glory of public squares, which we people desperately need and adore when they have them. Using New York, Palestine, and Berlin as examples, Kimmelman explores the different ways people respond to these spaces. Within the United States, the awful suburbanization of the postwar period drastically undermined public space in the city, […]
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