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SW Garden

Food, Flowers and Friendships

Exploring the opportunities and possibilities of collaborative community gardening in Washington D.C.

A giant banner with a photo of the late South African President Mandela covers the facade of the Quai d'Orsay Foreign Affairs Ministry in Paris

The Cities This Week: Celebrating Mandela

 
This week, we consider the commemorative gestures made in cities across the world to mark the passing of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela.
Auckland
“The Auckland War Memorial Museum is paying tribute to Nelson Mandela by lighting up its exterior in the colours of South Africa for the next three nights. Its flags are already at half mast. Museum Director, […]

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Why Cape Town needs more monuments

Are monuments economically viable? In other words, aside from the immense cultural (and scientific) value in protecting our collective history, do monuments attract a higher number of tourists to justify 1) their maintenance and 2) building more of them?

'This will end tonight. Our forces will prevail,' said the Kenyan Disaster Operation Centre. Photograph: Jonathan Kalan/AP

The Cities This Week: Edition 34

News and views from cities around the world this week.

The old Indian Museum, left, stands near Maracana soccer stadium, right, in Rio de Janeiro, on March 19, 2012 (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

The Cities This Week: Edition 12

News and views from cities around the world this week.

San Francisco Exit Fare

The heaven and hell of public transport in the US: Exit fares and 90’s sitcoms

Having traveled to various US cities, Andre-Pierre du Plessis shares his perspectives on the effectiveness of various transport modes, from the East Coast to the West Coast.