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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, […]

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The city, a frenzied animal

The metropolis is a frenzied animal.  But what can it do to defend itself?  Jump.  Cry.  Ask us to show it some mercy?  Ask us to refrain from filling it with temples, where even God refuses to pray.   Armando Orozco Tovar   The Earth is an animal.  She shakes […]