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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Three Urban Salons

We’re going to assemble a list of urban theory events and discussions.  First up, two active series, one based at London universities and the other at Berkeley and Stanford, and an online, global research network, of “world cities” based at Loughborough University, UK: Urban Salon, London.  Recent talk of note: Illegal’ Geographies of the City: […]

Salman Rushdie and the Festival of Ideas

Comments from Salman Rushdie on freedom, religion, growing up in Bombay and England, and the theme of fear and happiness in the modern world and how it is anticipated in earlier imperial moments, such as the mid 1400s which saw the discovery of America, the flowering of Venice and Florence and, far to the east, […]

bifurcaciones issue 7

 Photo: Praga Anca Moanta, in bifurcaciones 7 bifurcaciones, an online review of urban cultural studies, has released its much anticipated issue 7. This project of Ricardo Greene, LorenaPérez, Diego Campos and Tomas Errazuriz synthesizes the atmospheres of Santiago-Sao Paulo-Buenos Aires-London-New York. We have already remarked ont he quality and significance of Spanish language urban and […]

Book Review: Chinese Cities’ Suburban Futures: The Chinese Dream

The Chinese Dream Neville Mars, Adrian Hornsby, and Saskia Vendel (project management) 010 Publishers, Rotterdam 2008 .  704pp+79pp magazine.  ISBN 97864506529 [Amazon.ca] The Chinese Dream surveys scenarios of possible Chinese urban development over the dozen years to 2020. Using graphics and text, the book explores the urban implications of current plans, population migration and the […]