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[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Montréal, New York City, Atlanta, Barcelona, Copenhagen

  • Montréal may yet get a new park to commemorate victims of the Irish famine of the 1840s. CTV reports.
  • CityLab reports on the new spectacular Hudson Yards development in Manhattan.
  • The nightclubs of Atlanta in the 1990s played a critical role in that decade’s hip-hop. VICE reports.
  • CityLab reports that, dealing with a housing crisis, city authorities in Barcelona have taken to finding the owners of empty buildings.
  • Guardian Cities reports on how civic authorities in Copenhagen hope to create an offshore archipelago, a sort of floating Silicon Valley.

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

  • Bad Astronomer Phil Plait writes about the ephemeral nature and historically recent formation of the rings of Saturn.
  • Centauri Dreams hosts an essay looking at the controversies surrounding the arguments of Avi Loeb around SETI and ‘Oumuamua.
  • D-Brief links to a new analysis of hot Jupiters suggesting that they form close to their stars, suggesting further that they are a separate population from outer-system worlds like our Jupiter and Saturn.
  • Colby King at the Everyday Sociology Blog takes a look at the sociology of the online world, using the critical work of Zeynep Tufekci as a lens.
  • L.M. Sacasas at The Frailest Thing makes a great point about the seemingly transparent online world: We might, like a protagonist in a Hawthorne story, confine ourselves falsely that we know everything, so becoming jaded.
  • JSTOR Daily notes how, in the early 20th century, US Park Rangers were actually quite rough and tumble, an irregular police force.
  • Language Hat looks at the overlooked modernist fiction of Dorothy Richardson.
  • Language Log examines the origins of the phrase “Listen up”.
  • The LRB Blog visits a Berlin cemetery to note the annual commemoration there of the lives of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg.
  • Marginal Revolution considers the proportion of centenarians on Okinawa, and considers if a carbohydrate-heavy diet featuring sweet potatoes is key.</li<
  • Tim Parks at the NYR Daily engages with the idea of a translation being an accomplishment of its own.
  • Roads and Kingdoms has a fascinating interview with Tanja Fox about the history and development of the Copenhagen enclave of Christiania.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel notes that early returns from New Horizons suggest Ultima Thule is a typical “future comet”.
  • Strange Company shares the story of the haunting of 18th century Gael Donald Bán.
  • Towleroad shares the account by Nichelle Nichols of how her chance encounter with Martin Luther King helped save Star Trek.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the different quasi-embassies of different Russian republics in Moscow, and their potential import.
  • Arnold Zwicky, looking at penguins around the world, notices the CIBC mascot Percy the Penguin.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Québec City, Atlantic City, Wood Buffalo, London, Copenhagen

  • CityLab looks at the fight to resist the low-density urban sprawl of Québec City into surrounding farmland at Beauport.
  • CityLab looks at the vanished history of African-American tourism in Atlantic City.
  • The population of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in northern Alberta, around Fort McMurray, has fallen by 11% in the past few years. Global News reports.
  • Guardian Cities looks at how placemaking, the creation of innovation clusters attracting attention, is undermining social housing in London.
  • CityLab looks at the challenges faced by Copenhagen, with a questionable model of urban redevelopment set to climax in the production of artificial islands.