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In Photos: Reflections on City Life in Paris, Cairo & New York

In this project that combines photography and text, visual artist and writer Alya Sorour explores Cairo, Paris and New York as a flâneur - as a wanderer seeking to understand three cities that have influenced her life in various ways at different times. From desolate landscapes and voyeuristic angles, Sorour's astute observations about capitalism, society and the unintended consequences of 19th century urban design result in a collection of photographs that are at times striking, and at others, haunting. The text - an edited version of her preface to the project - explains her journey from initiation to completion and charts her attempts to grapple with urban wanderings.
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5 Cities That Are Making The Most Of Their Garbage

With urban waste piling up and landfills reaching full capacity, cities are taking the initiative to change how their citizens dispose of garbage. These five cities are implementing policies that are making waste disposal more efficient.
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Why Some Street Corners Attract More Drug Deals Than Others

New research from Rutgers University reveals positive correlation between drug dealing hot spots and certain physical characteristics of the urban environment, including foreclosures, broken streetlights and late night convenience stores.
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On Property and Politics: How Unrest Shapes Real Estate

Whether revolution, war or geopolitics, global real estate is among the industries most sensitive to changes. Here, we look at the cases of post-Brexit London, post-conflict Kiev and post-revolutionary Cairo.