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About Rafi Segal

Rafi Segal, PhD, is an architect and writer who teaches urbanism and architecture at the MIT Department of Architecture and at Columbia University. Among his previous publications: A Civilian Occupation, The Politics of Israeli Architecture (Babel, Verso 2003)  and Cities of Dispersal (Wiley&Sons, 2008).

Articles by Rafi Segal

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“Francesc”

Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Territorial map of the world

Today, we are beginning to envision the world as a continuous space where the movement of people and information overrides geographical and political barriers.

Seabound cities and Mediterranean ports

The attempted departure of the Freedom Flotilla 2 from Greece and the ensuing political debacle has illuminated the geopolitical fault lines that litter the Mediterranean. Conversely, it also reveals the potential of the Mediterranean Sea to provide an alternative narrative to a region troubled by political deadlock, economic stagnation and wars.

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