Building the World

September 4, 2023
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CITIES: Labor and Workers’ Rights

Human history may be traced in the move from field to city, from local farm to industrial agriculture, and with that – from indentured field serf to urban worker. Some sociologists say that human history is the history of cities. … Continue reading

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August 7, 2023
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CITIES: HEAT – Below

“As above, so below,” goes the saying. Just one look at a large city’s skyscrapers and buildings will hint at the massive infrastructure below. But did you know that climate change, experienced by the occupants of those buildings, is also … Continue reading

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January 21, 2021
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CITIES: WASHINGTON, D.C.

Washington, D.C., setting of two distinctly disparate 2021 events on 6 January and 20 January, was designed for public gatherings in wide open spaces. Major Pierre L’Enfant, born in France but an ardent supporter of the American Revolutionary War who … Continue reading

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July 4, 2020
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Sand Castles: rebuilding the desert

Summer holidays, like the traditional Fourth of July, may be observed in different ways by diverse communities, but many people enjoy a refreshing visit to the beach. Some build sand castles. Now, there may be something more permanent. Architect Magnus Larsson … Continue reading

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May 11, 2019
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CITIES: Capitals Built in Earthquake Zones

Are capitals “moveable feasts?” Yes. History is filled with examples of capitals moved for new dynasties, new visions, coastal security, and more central political representation. In the future, we may see more relocations of capitals. Here’s three reasons: EARTHQUAKES AND … Continue reading

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May 1, 2019
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Jakarta: first capital to move due to sea rise

  MOVING THE CAPITAL DUE TO SEA RISE: Jakarta, Indonesia is the fastest sinking city on earth. Sea rise threatens the city, located on land intersected by 13 rivers. A busy port, Jakarta is congested and dense; heavy port buildings … Continue reading

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