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Originally posted on Cyclopology:
“…She was told never to touch a bicycle. Her parents feared she would lose her virginity.” “To men, the bicycle in the beginning was merely a new toy, another machine added to the long list of…

Originally posted on Cyclopology:
“…She was told never to touch a bicycle. Her parents feared she would lose her virginity.” “To men, the bicycle in the beginning was merely a new toy, another machine added to the long list of…

City Beautiful: Scenes from a Sunset Run on the Swahili Coast

Though I do technically run, I don’t consider myself a “runner.” I never really enjoyed it and my short, stumpy body isn’t remotely built for it either (anyone that reads my posts will be familiar with my love of the

City Beautiful: Scenes from a Sunset Run on the Swahili Coast

Though I do technically run, I don’t consider myself a “runner.” I never really enjoyed it and my short, stumpy body isn’t remotely built for it either (anyone that reads my posts will be familiar with my love of the

Negotiating the Right to Stay: A Community-Led Process in Old Fadama

**Cross-posted from the Shack/Slum Dwellers International blog** The air in Accra is humid and full of dust. After spending days inside heavily air-conditioned conference centers and nearby hotels, you start to forget the realities of city life.  Luckily, I got a

Negotiating the Right to Stay: A Community-Led Process in Old Fadama

**Cross-posted from the Shack/Slum Dwellers International blog** The air in Accra is humid and full of dust. After spending days inside heavily air-conditioned conference centers and nearby hotels, you start to forget the realities of city life.  Luckily, I got a

A Sunday Drive in Zanzibar

After landing in Zanzibar for a brief work trip and confirming that it was indeed an actual place, the first thing I noticed was a refreshing lack of traffic compared to Dar es Salaam. The next thing I noticed was

A Sunday Drive in Zanzibar

After landing in Zanzibar for a brief work trip and confirming that it was indeed an actual place, the first thing I noticed was a refreshing lack of traffic compared to Dar es Salaam. The next thing I noticed was

Dar Dispatch

It has been a regrettably long time since contributing much to this blog, but at least it’s for a pretty good reason. After graduating in May and going through the all-consuming job search process, I ended up packing up my

Dar Dispatch

It has been a regrettably long time since contributing much to this blog, but at least it’s for a pretty good reason. After graduating in May and going through the all-consuming job search process, I ended up packing up my

Urbanization Notes #2

Rare photos inside North Korea; a country with an urbanization rate somewhere between 60 to 25% China’s real estate boom is finally cooling off. “Brief History of Civilization” how far have we come? Bangkok’s citizens become refugees in their own

Urbanization Notes #2

Rare photos inside North Korea; a country with an urbanization rate somewhere between 60 to 25% China’s real estate boom is finally cooling off. “Brief History of Civilization” how far have we come? Bangkok’s citizens become refugees in their own

Urbanization News: July 15

That snazzy promo video is for this week’s featured urban happening, “The Just City: A Ford Forum on Metropolitan Opportunity” held in New York yesterday. Sponsored by the Ford Foundation, it brought together “Civic leaders and policymakers, urban designers and

Urbanization News: July 15

That snazzy promo video is for this week’s featured urban happening, “The Just City: A Ford Forum on Metropolitan Opportunity” held in New York yesterday. Sponsored by the Ford Foundation, it brought together “Civic leaders and policymakers, urban designers and