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Hong Kong is al­ready home to some of the most ex­pen­sive real es­tate in the world, but the re­cent sale price on a lux­ury park­ing spot is re­ally driv­ing the is­sue home. A busi­ness­man pur­chased the 11 by 17 foot space for around $877,000 Cana­dian.

SPREAD THE WORD

Madrid’s tran­sit author­ity is ban­ning manspread­ing on its ve­hi­cles. The Span­ish city’s buses now bran­dish signs ask­ing men to be con­sid­er­ate of how much space they take up, fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of cities in the U.S., Aus­tralia and Ja­pan.

A col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Uni­ver­sity of Man­i­toba city plan­ning pro­fes­sor Jan­ice Barry and an Aus­tralian col­league, this book ex­am­ines how ur­ban bu­reau­cra­cies and Indige­nous land claims can ex­ist side-by-side.

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