Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Mehr aus Astana
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Normally I don't do links round-ups posts; nothing against them as they can be sort of useful, but in reading up on Astana there is some worthwhile reading elsewhere:
Back in February
The Polis Blog
featured an interview with journalist John Lancaster,
who speaks not only about glittery new Astana but also its older, pre-Nazarbeyev quarter, something of a dingy Right Bank of the city, as well as the environmental constraints on the burgeoning capital. Also in the same February,
featured an article by Lancaster
, in typical NatGeo format, more for the layman but worth reading.
This piece by Rowan Moore
about Astana from the August 8th, 2010
is more for the architectural crowd.
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