A Bit More Detail

Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Montréal, Hobart, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Wroclaw

  • La Presse considers some different strategies to keep rue Saint-Denis in Montréal a healthy thoroughfare and neighbourhood.
  • Atlas Obscura explains how the upstate New York town of Hobart made itself as a home for a used book store cluster.
  • Guardian Cities explains why anti-gentrirfication activists in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin are fighting to keep their local Aldi, to continue to have low-cost food locally.
  • Window on Eurasia notes a poll of immigrant workers in St. Petersburg that finds most quite like their new home.
  • CityLab looks at Polish architect Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak, whose brutalism played a key role in the reconstruction of the Poland city of Wroclaw from the ruins of old German Breslau.
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