Straight Line Crazy – A Review
May14

Straight Line Crazy – A Review

Written by David Hare, directed by Nicholas Hytner, and starring Ralph Fiennes, recounts the life and times of controversial urbanist Robert Moses

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Shanghai Lockdown: A photo-diary
May06

Shanghai Lockdown: A photo-diary

These evocative photos by Zhu Runzi conjure up how Shanghai has changed from one of the world’s most dynamic cities into a ghost-town.

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Olympic Meddles
Feb12

Olympic Meddles

Brave investigative journalism is essential for our understanding of what is happening in China. Unfortunately, factual accuracy can be drowned out by emotionally attached storylines and guesswork.

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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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