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  • Taipei

    Taipei: An Introduction

    Taipei is the capital of the Republic of China (Taiwan). It is located in the northern part of the island and serves as a center of commerce, industry, trade, and government.

  • Nanjing

    Nanjing: An Introduction

    The city of Nanjing occupied a special place in Chinese imperial history as the “southern capital.”

  • Vienna

    Vienna: An Introduction

    Urban spaces have always evolved to accommodate the changing needs and desires of the people that live within them, but no previous transformations had ever been as sudden or dramatic as that of the industrial era.

  • The Pandemic in Nanjing


    In December 2019, health authorities in Wuhan, Hubei discovered an outbreak of a pneumonia-like infection, which was shortly identified as a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV2.

  • Tokyo

    Tokyo: An Introduction

    Tokyo is simultaneously the capital of Japan, the most populous city in Japan, and the biggest tourist destination in Japan.

  • Social Body Week

    Tehran: The City as Social Body

    Where are the key public spaces in Tehran? How have people used them? How are they restricted?

  • Squatter Cities and Megacities Week

    Tehran: Squatter City, Megacity

    Where do the poorest residents live in Tehran? How did they get there? Are there or were there in the past districts of housing built by the occupants themselves?

  • War Week

    War in Tehran

    How has war affected the history of Tehran? Are its marks visible?

  • Data Week

    Kyoto: City as Data

    What are some recent quantitative data collected in Kyoto?

  • Real Estate Week

    Kyoto: The City as Real Estate

    What are Kyoto’s regulations on landscape?