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The Technium: The Choice of Cities
Kevin Kelly describes the allure and historical context of cities and slums.
urban  urbanplanning  slums  city  kevinkelley  urbanization  squatter  technium  kevinkelly  history  cities  economics  design  culture  anthropology  technology 
may 2010 by shehab
[FT] My own private metropolis- Jonathan Raban
Jonathan Raban on the Soft City, reminiscing on "The Earls Court square on which I lived when I was writing the book was as diverse and cosmopolitan as any place I’ve known: it was home to Arabs in dishdashas; gays in leather gear, waiting for the Coleherne pub to open; out-of-work actors; titled diplomats; jobbing plumbers; microskirted prostitutes in fishnet stockings; Australian students; Italian waiters; and the most famous American poet of his age." and searching for the 21st century equivalents.
london  city  urban  FT  books  softcity  jonathanraban  raban  metropolis 
august 2008 by shehab
Rami Khouri for TIME: Is Dubai a REAL City?
rami khouri has some interesting ideas on what makes a great city.
time  magazine  media  dubai  middleeast  abudhabi  doha  rami  khouri  lebanon  beirut  city  urban  planning  multinational  cosmopolitan  real 
june 2008 by shehab
FT - John Gapper - A Sex and the City guide to the entertainment industry
john gapper on the rise of adult, small screen, international media.
john  gapper  ft  media  international  internet  future  trends  online  hbo  sex  city  apple  tv  film 
may 2008 by shehab

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