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  • February 28, 2011 • Cities, Theme • Views: 2393

    The Land of Milk, Honey—and High Rise Backyards?

    by Diana Saverin: For thousands of years, Eretz Yisrael, “The land of Israel,” was a purely religious concept, its borders outlined in the Book of Numbers. Since the transformation of the land from a spiritual abstraction into the...

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  • February 28, 2011 • Cities, Theme • Views: 1795

    Jakarta’s ‘Riverbank People’

    by Catherine Osborn: The first four times they were evicted from their homes in North Jakarta, the members of the Kebon Bayem community resettled after just a few weeks. The fifth time, the city police brought guns. They had visited in the...

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  • February 28, 2011 • Cities, Theme • Views: 1656

    Revolutionizing Cairo

    by Nicolas Kemper: Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in Tahrir square, hurling stones and braving tear gas, as they called for the end of the 30 year reign of President Hosni Mubarak. Cairo was in revolt. And as the residents of...

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  • February 27, 2011 • Cities, Theme • Views: 1488

    Russia’s Venture Capital Adventure

    by Cathy Huang: At this year’s World Economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, participating heads of state collectively winced as two powerful men from opposite halves of the world shared an awkward moment. Michael S. Dell, the iconic CEO...

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  • February 27, 2011 • Cities, Theme • Views: 1912

    Creating Cycling Cultures

    by Sanjena Sathian: It is snowing mercilessly in Copenhagen. The skies have opened over Amsterdam and endless rain falls on the city. But despite the weather, the streets of both cities are inevitably filled with bicyclists, suit-clad or...

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  • February 27, 2011 • Cities, Theme • Views: 1933

    Living on Water

    by Luke Hawbaker: Most homeowners living near water dread the prospect of flooding. If the rain pours and water levels rise, they are forced to steel themselves against inevitable damage or even evacuate. But some residents living on the...

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