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The dangers of ‘resilience’

survivalMaja Schwoerer | 22 June 2015

Maja Schwoerer reports on the Future Cities Salon debate at the Building Centre in London.

The recent debate, Crisis is the New Normal: what is a Resilient City?, brought together an interesting panel of architects, journalists and sustainability experts. ‘Resilience’ is a buzzword sweeping the entire industry Read more…

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‘What is public space’ Future Cities Salon, Porto

220px-CasamusicaexteriorAlastair Donald | 22 June 2015

In Porto this week the Future Cities Salon continues its series of discussions on the future of public space.   Read more…

The Right Time for the Night Time

The_Arches_Glasgow_crowdAlan D Miller | 26 May 2016

The Night Time industries are vital to Britain’s future both culturally and economically. Read more…

White City Black City: Tel Aviv and Jaffa

tel aviv jaffaRozie Saunders | 20 May 2015

Sharon Rotbard’s “White City Black City: Architecture and War in Tel Aviv and Jaffa”  is much more than just an architectural history of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Read more…

ISIS: The mad residue of the war on terror

CockburnTim Black | 04 May 2015

Patrick Cockburn’s study of ISIS indicts both Saudi Arabia and the West says Tim Black in a review we republish courtesy of the spiked Review of Books.   Read more…

In defence of a Defence of Stars and Icons

zaha2Austin Williams | 20 April 2015

It is a sad indictment of current architectural debate (as well as critical political debate more generally) that Patrik Schumacher’s latest article is creating such a fuss. Read more…

The Art of Memory

Modiano2Jane Sandeman | 02 February 2015

Review of ‘Suspended Sentences’ by Patrick Modiano

“A Marcel Proust of our time” was how the Nobel Academy described Patrick Modiano, the French novelist Read more…