How Copenhagen rejected 1960s modernist ‘utopia’

While concrete was being poured across Europe’s cities, Denmark’s capital found itself at a crossroads: would it follow the car-centric vision of grand boulevards and streets in the sky – or keep its citizen-focused design?

Istanbul’s new creative hub retains Ottoman flavour – for now

The Fener-Balat quarter, once the little Greece of Istanbul, is now one of the city’s trendy design districts and regaining the international feel of its past

A tour of Cape Town, World Design Capital 2014

In Cape Town, 2014 World Design Capital, the most exciting work is in the townships and once-grungy inner-city areas

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/mar/07/cape-town-world-design-capital-2014