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Making the case for optimism during dark times

A quick glance at the headlines over the past year would be enough to give anyone a grim outlook on the future of our world – but there are good reasons to be hopeful. David Rothkopf makes the case for why the fate of future generations is far from doomed

Modernist dream, dystopian nighmare

From the post-war utopian vision of 'streets in the sky' to the image of crack addicts lurking in the shadows of urine-stinking stairwells, tower blocks have always divided public opinion. They are back again but this time, asks David Barnett, are they here to stay?