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Security and social control in the city

Security measures such as CCTV feature prominently in modern cities, but levels of security and safety differ greatly from location to location, and people can have vastly different perceptions and …

The global housing crisis

This week our focus is on housing, but why do we talk about a global housing crisis? What is the nature of the crisis and what are the drivers of …

Introduction to Week 2

“Planetary urbanisation” is a relatively new concept which sums up the idea that urbanisation processes affect the entire planet, not just particular places we define as “urban” or cities. In …

Building a garden city

Ebenezer Howard’s book, Tomorrow, A Peaceful Path to Real Reform (1898) is well worth the time it takes to read its 198 pages. There are a number of downloads available …