Venice - a lively place in the 1980s
"Many houses and apartments are empty for weeks or months at a time...
Desert attests to lack of community - FT.com
Ordinary people are being priced out of some of our cities.
Simon Kuper, in the Financial Times, has written about how "Our great, global cities are turning into vast gated citadels where the elite reproduces itself...
Priced out of Paris - FT.com
"Think of Dick Whittington, the semi-mythical medieval English country boy who ended up mayor of London.
"Inevitably, the one per cent in the global city shapes national policies....
Detroit becomes the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy