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Is public consultation a thing of the past? Alyssa Campbell takes us inside the City Innovation Game, a planning experiment in Buiksloterham, Amsterdam, that lets stakeholders create development scenarios interactively and in real time.

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Cambodia’s new urban battlegrounds

Hallam Goad explains how online connectivity is making Cambodia's growing cities the focus of the next election.

What 5 points teaches us about the creation of public space

The famed warehouse site in Queens, destroyed definitively last year, highlighted precisely how we engage democratically in the creation of public space, especially those that suggest alternative ways of forming a "public".

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