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Shanghai Sacred: inside China’s religious resurgence- photo essay

Photographer and anthropologist Liz Hingley uncovers the spiritual landscape of Chinas largest city, uncovering the spaces and rituals of this cosmopolitan megalopolis that is home to 26 million people and to religious groups from Buddhism to Islam, Christianity to Bahaism, Hinduism to Taoism China is undergoing one of the great religious revivals of our time. …

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Carlos Ghosn’s former home: inside Tokyo’s notorious detention centre

Short tour allowed inside Japanese prison accused of keeping suspects in conditions designed to break them for confessions The forbidding outline of Tokyo detention centre is impossible to miss, even on a dark, wet afternoon in early June. The X-shaped building dominates the skyline of the unfashionable Kosuge neighbourhood in the city’s north-east. Aside from …

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‘Gentrification without displacement’: Wire actor’s property plan causes storm

Wendell Pierce says his $20 m apartment complex, which includes a cafe and and art gallery, will bring value to the citizens of Baltimore Earlier this month Wendell Pierce, who played detective William ” Bunk ” Moreland in the seminal HBO television series The Wire, tweeted his excitement about a new block of Baltimore apartments …

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‘Gentrification without displacement’: Wire actor’s property plan causes cyclone

Wendell Pierce says his $20 m apartment complex, which includes a cafe and and art gallery, will bring value to the citizens of Baltimore Earlier this month Wendell Pierce, who played detective William ” Bunk ” Moreland in the seminal HBO television series The Wire, tweeted his excitement about a new block of Baltimore apartments …

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‘ I’m so done with driving ‘: is the robot car revolution finally near?

When a driverless Uber killed a pedestrian, the onset of autonomous vehicles seemed to stall. But Waymo is cautiously but confidently forging ahead In the manicured grounds of a public library in Chandler, Arizona, Liisa Walimaa is waiting for a robot to take her to Macy’s. For a year Walimaa has been a participantin a …

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How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen reveals its secrets

The Danish capital ranks high on the listing of the worlds healthiest and happiest cities. With obesity and depression on the rise worldwide, here are its lessons for how to combat them culturally How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen reveals its secrets Environment How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen exposes its …

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A Bid to Solve Californias Housing Crisis Could Redraw How Cities Grow

Scott Wiener, the California state senator representing San Francisco, has a pretty good notion for how to save the world. In fact, sitting in a coffee shop in his city’s Financial District, Wiener seems downright amazes that anyone would be against it. Here’s the idea: Build more housing. So, with his fellow senator Nancy Skinner, …

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