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Between Places: The Ho Chi Minh City of tomorrow as seen from today.

by Lily Pugh Any observer of cities will tell you that no city is a fixed or complete entity but few cities are in such a fluid state of transformation as Ho Chi Minh City today. Since 1986 Vietnam has… Continue Reading →

A Gentrification Gallery

As part of our recent activities looking at gentrification, we couldn’t help but be drawn back again and again to the different ways the subject is captured, tagged or depicted visually. We’ve pulled some of these together into a gallery,… Continue Reading →

Sarajevo In Pictures by Richard J Williams

The New Met’s Richard Williams visited Sarajevo at the end of 2014 courtesy of Igor Štiks. As well as attending the Otvoreni Universitet (Open University) for three days, Richard wandered the streets of the enigmatic Bosnian capital, trying to sense something… Continue Reading →

Amsterdam Gets Creative by Richard Williams

Get The New Metropolitan’s perspective on contemporary Amsterdam with Richard Williams’ December photo-essay.  All images Richard Williams, December 2014 1. A’dam tower under construction From the ferry on the river IJ, the A’dam tower under construction, and at its base, the EYE film museum…. Continue Reading →

The Battle for Skopje – urban citizenship and the legacy of the past by Ljubica Spaskovska

We asked Dr Ljubica Spaskovska, Associate Research Fellow in History at the University of Exeter to describe the response of Skopje citizens to the contemporary reconstruction of the city. Spaskovska is an Associate Research Fellow on the Leverhulme Trust funded project ‘1989 after… Continue Reading →

Divided Cities, Space & Territory: Belfast, Skopje & Mitrovica

By Peter Geoghan First published February 2014 in webmagazine ‘Citizenship in Southeast Europe’ Cupar Way, West Belfast Pictured above is one section of an imposing 800-metre long multi-level barrier that has, in various forms, separated the largely Protestant Shankill Road from the largely Catholic Falls Road… Continue Reading →

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