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[URBAN NOTE] Seven city links: Paris, Montréal, Ottawa, Berthierville, Chicago, Berlin, Saint-Louis

  • The terrible destruction of Notre-Dame-de-Paris makes me very sad. I hope restoration is possible. The Daily Beast reports.
  • CBC Montreal celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first Expos game.
  • Anti-poverty activists claim Ottawa claim Airbnb is hurting local housing markets. Global News reports.
  • La Presse notes how people in the small Québec town of Berthierville are trying to keep their old monastery.
  • CityLab reports on the artistic and architectural contributions of Theaster Gates to a divided Chicago.
  • Guardian Cities notes the radicalism of rental activists in Berlin.
  • CityLab notes how sea level rise is already hurting people in the Senegal coastal city of Saint-Louis.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Montréal, Utrecht, Vilnius, Saint-Louis, Sydney

  • For perhaps understandable political reason, Québec premier Philippine Couilllard wants Bombardier to get the Montreal metro renewal contract. Global News reports.
  • Utrecht, Noisey notes, has a thriving black metal scene worthy of extended exploration.
  • The bohemian enclave of Užupis, in the middle of the Lithunian capital of Vilnius, is starting to face pressure from gentrification. Politico Europe reports.
  • Ciku Kimeria at Okay Africa makes the case for the old colonial capital of Saint-Louis, in Senegal, to become a major destination for international tourists.
  • The Guardian profiles a serious proposal to split Sydney into three different cities, each with its own development needs, to better manage the wider conurbation.