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While working within Palestinian communities in East Jerusalem, Anne Hofhuis reports on the challenges the NGO sector faces as it tries to counter the destructive impacts of Israeli planning policies in the city.

What should have been a simple walk to trace the route of an ancient aqueduct becomes fraught with geopolitical complexities as six hikers transgress the various spatial regulations that fragment the territory.

Monthly reflections from The Global Urbanist.

This month's topic: the international relations of cities.

This article was first released as an email newsletter on Sunday, 16 May 2010 to our subscribers, and posted here on Friday, 28 May.

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