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About Irakli Zhvania

Irakli Zhvania is an architect and urban planner/designer from Georgia. He is also involved in urban activism, heritage preservation and lectures on urban planning at Ilia State University. He guides the Tbilisi Ugly Walk, a city tour organised by Iare Pekhit, an NGO promoting pedestrian-friendly urban areas. The walk aims to explore poor architectural quality, shrinking green and public spaces and promote an awareness of architectural heritage.

Articles by Irakli Zhvania

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Tbilisi’s Panorama project is urban boosterism at its worst

A massive new construction project overlooking Georgia’s capital reveals the true extent of an oligarch’s grip on politics — and Tbilisi’s struggle to become a city for all its people.

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