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theatlantic: A Visual History of Manhattan’s Grid In the early 19th century most of the 96,000 or so residents of New York City were packed into homes near Manhattan’s southern tip. The island’s principle artery of transportation was not majestic Broadway or sleek Fifth Avenue but a winding dirt route known as the Boston Post […]

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Foster + Partners unveils sweeping master plan to integrate all of Britain’s infrastructure.

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The 21st century will not be dominated by America or China, Brazil or India, but by the city. In an age that appears increasingly unmanageable, cities rather than states are becoming the islands of governance on which the future world order will be built. This new world is not – and will not be – one global village, so much as a network of different ones.

Parag Khanna, Foreign Policy