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[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Hamilton, Québec City, San Jose, Tehran, Hong Kong

  • Real estate in Hamilton, Ontario, is quite affordable by GTA standards. Global News reports.
  • Québec City has a new farmer’s market to replace an old. CBC reports.
  • San Jose, California, is set to embark on a grand experiment in cohousing, CityLab reports.
  • These vast abandoned apartment blocks in the desert outside of Tehran speak of economic underperformance, to say the least. Messynessychic has it.
  • Now that Hong Kong has not just competition from other cities in China but is finding itself outmatched by the likes of Shenzhen and Shanghai, the city-state’s bargaining power is accordingly limited. The SCMP reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Richmond and Vancouver, San Jose, New York City, London, Bristol

  • Vancouver and its neighbor, Richmond, have each opted to adopt very different policies towards marijuana sale and use. The National Post reports.
  • CityLab notes the efforts of San Jose to build affordable housing for its teachers, and the opposition of many residents to this seemingly sensible move.
  • Guardian Cities shares a beautiful series of photos looking at the New York City skyline over time.
  • Metro reports that the opening of the first restaurant in London of Filipino fast food chain Jollibee’s saw huge lines.
  • Open Democracy features a fascinating interview on the subject of the English city of Bristol, as a place of creative resistance.