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Destroying neighborhoods/Buying pieces of city land: Two faces of the same deep logic?

Saskia Sassen, a sociology professor at Columbia University and co-chair of its Committee on Global Thought, has written an article for UrbanControversies.com.

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Wake-up call for high-rise developments in London

In London, high-rise is under attack. Once again. In a statement published in The Observer on Saturday 29 March, prestigious signatories warn about the “200 towers that threaten to destroy the city’s character.”

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Operative Conflicts: the “Casa Palacio del Pumarejo” in Seville

In Seville, the Casa Palacio del Pumarejo is a story of alternative citizenship, defiance towards formal frameworks of urban policing, and threatened architectural heritage.

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