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The urban void (1): The political dimension
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The urban void (1): The political dimension

  Some neighbourhoods in our cities are labelled ‘void’, or ‘empty space’. They are treated as ‘nothing’.   Steve Latham   The journal ‘City’, which analyses urban trends, has used a Spanish word, to characterise these spaces as ‘nada’. It isn’t that there is nothing there. There are derelict, unoccupied, […]

The Crystal city
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The Crystal city

  In an attempt to bond with my grown-up son, we decided to go the Emirates cable car across the Thames, and follow it up with burgers and milkshakes.   Steve Latham   As we approached the terminus from the north side, we noticed a building called ‘The Crystal’; a […]