is a collection of articles on worldwide urbanism, squatter displacement, border cities, natural disaster, and the politics of Mideast reconstruction and settlement.
Tsunami teaches architects a hard lesson on code compliance | India Monsoon Death Toll Climbs to 910 | MUMBAI Out of Bounds for Workers, Slum Dwellers | Housing complexes are coming up like thereâ€™s no tomorrow and Calcuttaâ€™s landscape is being altered dramatically. | San Francisco clears out 19 campsites used by homeless people, and pilots a city exploration of video-cams and the SF-surveillatopia.
* see SQUATTER CITY for the latest on Mugabe, who now officially claims the demolitions are finished.
Urban warfare in Nuevo Laredo (US-Mexico border) | Disputed border project in Tijuana targets 'sewage tsunami' | Illegal entry by non-Mexicans rises | AP: Pressure builds for expanding Panopticon's reach | Homeland Insecurity: Photo Ban at One Bush Plaza (SF)? | High-tech border pass raises alarm
* Also check out Global Guerrillas: Networked tribes, infrastructure disruption, and the emerging bazaar of violence. An open notebook on the first epochal war of the 21st Century.
A light on Korea
To build a park, Seoul destroys a 36-year-old low-income community | Seoul's mayor shows his green streak | "South Korea's real estate prices are, both relatively and figuratively, the world's highest and utterly too expensive."
A Symposium on the Horizons of developing Iraqi Cities | Texans may build houses for Iraqis
Designing the Gulf: On the edge of contradiction (Daily Star looks at Lebanese architect Nabil Gholam (www.ngarchitecture.com)
RANDâ€™s Blueprint for Palestine: Fairy Tale Or Nightmare? | SF Gate on Isreal / Pal. Disengagement | A Return to Defensible Borders? | Looking at the Hamas summer camps for Palestinian children