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Seven years after the introduction of Women-Only Metro carriages in Cairo, former resident Mae Wiskin explores what this intervention means for the city, public space and gender politics within Cairo and Egypt as a whole.

New research suggests that the successes of the "broken windows" theory in reducing crime might have been down to coincidences including, interestingly, the removal of lead from gasoline.

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The Global Urbanist is an online magazine reviewing urban affairs and urban development issues in cities throughout the developed and developing world.

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