What is the Madrid Walls?

The walls of the medieval city of Barcelona are still visible from the streets.The walls were designed to shield the city from attacks by the Spanish king, but they were also used as a defence against the Muslim invaders of the 13th century.Madrid, with a population of 5 million, was one of the largest cities […]

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Lusaka, Brazil, a city on the wall

Lusana, Brazil — Lusanas city walls are crumbling, but it’s not clear if it’s due to global warming.A series of new reports by the World Bank and U.S. Geological Survey indicate that Lusanna has been losing about half of its population over the past decade, and it’s likely to be completely demolished by 2050.It’s a […]

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How do you build your own walled cities?

In the U.S., there are many cities with a walled urban fabric, a barrier between the urban core and the surrounding countryside.Some of these cities are built as public works projects to enhance the urban experience and to protect public health and safety.Others, like Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Austin, have been constructed in public […]

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‘Berlin Wall City’ mural gets $20k from local business owners

Berlin, Germany — In a city famed for its iconic German Wall, a mural by a local artist has raised nearly $20,000 in a crowdfunding campaign that will be donated to the local business community.The mural, which is called ‘Berlins Wall City,’ is by photographer and muralist Robert Schmelzer, who has been making murals for […]

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