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An ‘Informational Right to the City’?

What rights do citizens have, not just to public and private spaces, but to their digital equivalents? Mark Graham and Joe Shaw ask.

Filed in: Cities Technology

Homeless in a city of empty properties

News of squatters in a Russian oligarch’s London house gives Mari Marcel Thekaekara pause for thought.

Filed in: Cities England Housing Society

Bangalored: death of a dream

Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on how Bangalore mutated from charming town to the city that never sleeps.

Filed in: Cities Cities India

The freedom of the city

Trust between communities is being rebuilt, writes Ruby Diamonde.

Filed in: Central African Republic Cities Conflict Society

The right to live and work in a ‘world-class’ city

Some residents and workers are more welcome than others, as Saranel Benjamin explains.

Filed in: Cities Human Rights Kenya Work

Letter from Bangui: Penthouse and pavement

The city is getting a facelift - but not everyone will benefit, writes Ruby Diamonde.

Filed in: Central African Republic Cities

Flooded out, then priced out: Katrina’s legacy 10 years on

The rebuilding of New Orleans has made the city unaffordable for locals, writes Sarah Shearman.

Filed in: Cities Housing

Kenyan railroad to sweep aside slums

Nairobi’s poor will lose their homes and livelihoods, writes Maina Waruru.

Filed in: Cities Kenya Poverty

Stop the foreclosures: Main Street takes on Wall Street

Samir Jeraj talks to a Californian mayor who is helping her constituents stay in their homes.

Filed in: Cities Economics Housing United States

Housing - The Facts

Prices through the roof, a gaping deficit, homelessness, one billion in slums and an urban takeover.

Filed in: Cities Housing Migration Poverty Society

A counterfeit life in a Philippines slum

Informal dwellers are struggling to survive in Metro Manila, says Iris Gonzales.

Filed in: Cities Housing Philippines Poverty

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