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CONTENTS

Living cities Issue 329 November/December 2021

1 WELCOME

FEATURE STORY

4 A MATTER OF TIME Laura Haynes imagines city life through a prism of past, present and future

CONNECTED LIFE

8 A NEW AGE Regenerative cities are the key to the crises of our times,

writes Herbert Girardet 12 TROUBLED WATER Brendan Montague takes us back to the Great Stink of

Victorian London 14 LIFE IN MUMBAI’S WASTE MOUNTAINS Saumya Roy meets residents who are trying to solve the city’s waste problems 17 NEWS 18 A CENTURY-LONG TRAFFIC JAM James Marriott describes how oil has shaped our cities 20 DRIVING HOME REALITY Tona Merriman shares news of a ‘subvertising’

campaign 22 SPACE MATTERS Civic planning needs to put communities first, urges

Adnan Shafi

POSITIVE ACTION

24 EQUALITY – OUR HOPE FOR THE FUTURE The path out of growth addiction starts in our cities,

writes Mothiur Rahman 28 THE GLASGOW EFFECT There is a cure for the city’s ills – democracy, argues

Ellie Harrison

Cover artwork by Cat O’Neil / Killington Arts www.killingtonarts.com

29 CONNECTING WEALTH AND HEALTH

Matthew Brown explains how Preston is leading the way 30 ECOLOGIST NEWS 31 BUILDING BLOCKS

COP26 promises focus on a previously neglected issue, reports Catherine Early 32 DRIVING OUT CARS

Nicolás Eliades reviews some leading car-free city campaigns

ART & CULTURE

34 SETTING THE STAGE FOR BETTER PUBLIC

TRANSPORT Ellie Harrison tells the story behind her show Bus Regulation: The Musical 37 MIND THE GAP Dancers celebrate a special tree 38 WEEDS OF CONNECTION PL Henderson is inspired by the work of street artist

Mona Caron

WISDOM & WELLBEING

40 POSITIVE GROWTH

Nat Mady shares tips on urban gardening 42 ROOTS IN THE STREETS

Paul Wood is on a quest to find great urban trees in Britain and Ireland 44 URBAN RECOVERY Bringing Nature into our cities is vital to improve mental health, writes Stephen McMurray 47 LISTEN IN A piece of sound art in London invites us to come closer

2 Resurgence & Ecologist

November/December 2021

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