Thursday, April 17, 2008

No, no, no, no!

Sigh....As Thomas Friedman put it, "Don't follow us, LEAPFROG us!" Thankfully, most non-Americans are saner than we are.

Nora Libertun de Duren (quoted in the article) was my old TA for my "Cities Against Nationalism" seminar at MIT. Her paper on the historical development of Jerusalem under competing sovereignties is quite worthwhile. I wonder how she is situating urban conflict in her studies in the surbanization of developing countries, ha! Check out the Guardian article on Buenos Aires's shanty town and gated communities.

Paul Lukez (also mentioned) was one of the architecture profs at MIT...although I never took his studio.

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