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Kip Lawrence

NYU

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  • Online

    Mexico City: History of the Present

    Places Journal

    An unpopular president, a myth-making architect, and a multibillionaire tycoon are building a giant airport in a nature preserve. Are they dreaming too big or thinking too small?

  • Online

    Havana: History of the Present

    Places Journal

    As the post-Castro era looms, Havana is poised between impoverishment and the specter of rapacious redevelopment. Can it find a better path, balancing democracy and prosperity?

  • Online

    The Chinese Dream

    Places Journal

    In booming Guangzhou, rural migrant workers find their first footing in one of the city’s many urban villages. But what happens when the land becomes more valuable than the village?

  • Online

    Houston’s Quiet Revolution

    Places Journal

    A modern settlement house movement is brewing in Texas. Have organizers figured out the secret to reviving the immigrant dream?

  • Online

    Post Trump

    Places Journal

    Those who knew Donald Trump during his years as a property developer in New York cannot be surprised by his eccentric and disturbing behavior as a presidential candidate.

  • Online

    Inside Mexico City's C4I4 Surveillance Center

    Places Journal

    Mexico City has one of the world’s most ambitious urban surveillance programs. Here is a tour of the command center through the eyes of researchers who were allowed inside.

  • Online

    On the Trail of the Berlin Wall

    Places Journal

    A trek along the 100-mile scar of the old geopolitical divide gives a writer time to reflect on the complicated merging of east and west, past and present.

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