The Weekly Stripe – 17.03.17

This week’s links look at urban intervention and development, from future opportunities in city services through smart data, to the negotiation of the city as a space for human life.

The Economist’s Empowering Cities project looks at the way city services are evolving in response to smart data

An article on Bejiing’s ‘Rat Tribe’, the population moving to underground living

A piece on Jane Jacobs, and spaces of intervention within the city

Getting out in the field – a look at what ethnography can learn from street photography

Networks of New York traces the physical markers of the internet across the city landscape