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— by Catherine Shaw: While new towns are indisputably more efficient than older ones, they often lack the character that emanates from cities that have had decades, if not centuries, to develop their patina. Gwanggyo, a new South Korean city about an hour’s drive from Seoul, is a satellite for relatively well-off young families who work in the capital, but until recently most of its streets were lined with tall, bland commercial and residential units…

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