The world is in Quito to discuss cities- but are local voices heard at Habitat III?

As many as 45,000 people are gathered in Ecuadors capital for the UNs future of cities summit. Inside the fencing, speakers say greater inclusivity will make better cities for all but elsewhere in Quito, some residents are feeling shut out On a rare patch of open grass amid the vertiginous slopes of the river Machngara […]

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New anti-homeless architecture: Seattle employs motorcycle racks to block rough sleepers

Police cleared a homeless camp before the transport department filled the pavement with unneeded bike racks a clear lawsuit of hostile architecture which does not address the problem, tell campaigners City Cycling the city New anti-homeless architecture: Seattle employs motorcycle racks to block rough sleepers Police cleared a homeless camp before the transport department filled […]

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The world is in Quito to discuss cities- but are local voices heard at Habitat III?

As many as 45,000 people are gathered in Ecuadors capital for the UNs future of cities summit. Inside the fencing, speakers say greater inclusivity will make better cities for all but elsewhere in Quito, some residents are feeling shut out On a rare patch of open grass amid the vertiginous slopes of the river Machngara […]

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No fame , no fuss: eight heroes of 2016

From the man who tackled the Nice truck killer to the women who opened their homes to those in peril, there are plenty of good people out there The Donald Trump victory, the fallout from Brexit, warnings about the return of fascism in Europe, the assault on Aleppo and the unabated refugee crisis. For many […]

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