London is Changing by Rebecca Ross 

“This project is intended to facilitate discussion about the impact of economic and policy changes on the culture and diversity of London. Via a web form, we are asking a series of questions intended to capture a variety of personal stories and circumstances that will enhance understanding of broader demographic trends concerning migration into, out of, and around London.”

Most of us dream of escaping our occasionally moribund existences; just taking off into the wilderness, far from the maddening crowd and the tug of ubiquitous wi-fi, and holing up in a rural idyll for a bit. Films play on this desire – from Christopher McCandless’ quest to disappear Into The Wild to the helium propelled house in Up! – but generally people remain on their sofas rather than being galvanised into action.

A House Made of Windows

“I’m a photographer and therefore I’m a voyeur, and I’m a New Yorker and therefore I’m a voyeur,” said Halaban. Although staged, these photographs capture the realistic experience all New Yorkers can relate to. “I think every city has its own way that people connect to their neighbors. In LA it’s through the car window. In New York, I think it’s through the apartment window.” Halaban’s photographs range from a man playing with his dog to a couple playing with their baby, all with the backdrop of large architecture emphasizing the real New York experience, being one of eight million.


Netherlands – about 1/6 of the entire country, or about 7,000 km2 in total, has been reclaimed from the sea, lakes, marshes and swamps.

Singapore – 20% of the original size or 135 km2. As of 2003, plans for 99 km2 more are to go ahead, despite the fact that disputes persist with Malaysia over Singapore’s extensive land reclamation works.

Hong Kong – In addition, much reclamation has taken place in prime locations on the waterfront on both sides of Victoria Harbour. This has raised environmental issues of the protection of the harbour which was once the source of prosperity of Hong Kong, traffic congestion in the Central district,[16] as well as the collusion of the Hong Kong Government with the real estate developers in the territory.