Most interesting reads from 2021
Dec24

Most interesting reads from 2021

A few of the recommended readings from the Future Cities Project in 2021

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Book Bites: “One Hundred Years of Identity Crisis” by Frank Furedi
Nov25

Book Bites: “One Hundred Years of Identity Crisis” by Frank Furedi

Aristotle identified the problems of adolescence in Ancient Greece and their difficulty transitioning to adulthood, so there is something universal but also unique about the present era.

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Not much COP
Nov14

Not much COP

If it really is one minute to midnight, then we really are in trouble because COP26 has achieved absolutely nothing… except contributing to the problem of C02 emissions.

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DRAUGHT-STRIP BRITAIN
Oct27

DRAUGHT-STRIP BRITAIN

We, the self-appointed, unelected mob of right-thinking people who speak on behalf of the majority, demand:

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Flutkatastrophe: A Report on the German Floods
Oct18

Flutkatastrophe: A Report on the German Floods

Information came through that the early warning system in the region had completely failed. A shocked public had to learn that most of the deaths could well have been prevented.

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Mobility matters: community ideals for a feudal society
Aug08

Mobility matters: community ideals for a feudal society

Basic choice is being undermined. Not only is our choice of transport mode being proscribed, but whether we should actually make the journey in the first place is being questioned.

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The birth of the Chinese Communist Party
Jul23

The birth of the Chinese Communist Party

In 1919, demonstrators held aloft placards appealing to Mr Science and Mr Democracy in what has been called the “Chinese enlightenment” period.

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Book Bites: “How To Avoid A Climate Disaster” by Bill Gates
Jun20

Book Bites: “How To Avoid A Climate Disaster” by Bill Gates

Bill Gates offers little by way of explanation as to why people might choose the more expensive green alternative, implying that they might have to be imposed.

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Biennale, tree finale
Jun09

Biennale, tree finale

Designers who think they should “educate” the public are sorely mistaken. Designers must meet the public as active participants.

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The Elite Power of the Greens
Apr21

The Elite Power of the Greens

“Vulnerable” countries have been screwed by supra-national bodies like the IMF and World Bank for decades. They are about to get screwed again by the same people, but this time in the name of saving the planet.

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