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, National Geographic 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 Guardian is more for the architectural crowd.

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