The planned Saudi linear city revives a 19th century idea

by Rashmee

Posted on October 9, 2022


Politico’s ‘Living Cities’ edition had a fascinating piece the other day on the linear city, …

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Where in the modern world is waste being repurposed to build?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 4, 2021


It’s interesting to consider the way in which that particular breed of person, the innovation …

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The world needs more Ithacas

by Rashmee

Posted on November 7, 2021


One American city plans to decarbonize every building. The Washington Post reports that Ithaca in …

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The ‘cloud car’ of Adams Morgan, Washington, D.C.

by Rashmee

Posted on October 1, 2021


At 08:37 one weekday morning, we got to see the “cloud car” of Adams Morgan, …

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#CHfuturescapelondon is fantastic – as a video game – not as a brave new world

by Rashmee

Posted on April 18, 2021


/ TRAVELS IN MY MIND I’ve often thought that Aldous Huxley would’ve been a good …

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As Paris pact turns five, climate change is the new cold war

by Rashmee

Posted on December 7, 2020


This is the week the Paris Climate Agreement marks its fifth birthday. December 12 is …

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Ai Weiwei’s ‘History of Bombs’ makes an interesting point 75 years after Hiroshima

by Rashmee

Posted on August 4, 2020


This is the right week to be considering the great wrongs done by bombs. Small …

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75 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a novel about the crack that joins broken objects to their past

by Rashmee

Posted on August 3, 2020


In August 1946, a year after an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first atomic …

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London reopens for business - but Covent Garden remains largely silent

by Rashmee

Posted on June 18, 2020


On Day Two of the great reopening of England’s economy a dead iPhone and an …

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Bubbles, air bridges, green lanes: Travel in a post-pandemic world

by Rashmee

Posted on June 6, 2020 / The Focus


It is a truism that the pandemic will change travel. How we travel, of course, …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK