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Rowan Fraser discusses a promising trend in Asian cities successfully attracting foreign knowledge workers to spur knowledge-based local development, though some cities need to focus their strategies, and many will have to answer the social questions about housing inequality and cosmopolitanism that now emerge.

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.

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