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Abigail Gautreau
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Great article on the intersection of history, the built environment, politics, and public health in Durban, South Africa.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/09/24/161274026/south-african-childrens-hospital-closed-under-apartheid-to-reopen

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This is an interesting article on the issues that arise from cultural heritage tourism. Also, drugs. Would you consider going to the Netherlands if they didn't have pot available in coffee shops? It's obviously not the only reason to go, but it's certainly one of the things that makes them unique.

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2012/09/netherlands-awkward-intersection-drugs-tourism-and-local-culture/3179/

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This is a great way for to bring marginalized people into the community. How we allocate space says a lot about our priorities.

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/design/2012/09/recipe-chic-senior-housing/3168/

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A solid selection, though I have to say, I am not at all a fan of Semes, and they really ought to have included Stewart Brand's How Buildings Learn.

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/design/2012/08/10-most-compelling-historic-preservation-reads/3019/

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This is a delightful art project that incorporates an important history lesson how public space is created.

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/08/parks-werent-always-everybody/3048/

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The rising cost of higher education IS a problem, but blaming those costs on instructors and professors is not only specious, it distracts from the real issues. It also fails to account for increasing dependence on adjuncts, who have none of the protection, benefits, or pay of full-time professors and all of the responsibilities.

http://chronicle.com/article/faculty-salaries-barely-budge-2012/131432

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