Natalie Holmes

Natalie Holmes

Tech, culture & cities

I cover tech, art & culture, architecture, design, sustainability, urbanism, travel, retail and lifestyle. Hotel geek. AI obsessed. MA Environment & Development.

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10 of the best ‘postcolonial’ novels

In the week that revealed the British government’s destruction of incriminating documents on the mistreatment of its colonial subjects, the time seems ripe to celebrate some of the most valuable, authentic and moving accounts of the colonial experience.

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Deconstructing the East Side Gallery debate ...

Ironically, it is because the city is changing so quickly that time appears to stand still. It’s as if the fact that we’re all moving together somehow negates the passage of time; like a jet hurtling towards earth, its passengers floating weightless in zero gravity.

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Urban development strategies in Detroit ...

Detroit, Michigan and Naples, Italy are two very different cities with diverse challenges in urban regeneration. Yet remarkable parallels can be drawn between their development strategies - and what’s more, they seem to be working.