A ‘ger’ district outside Ulan Bator
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The $28bn plan to modernise Mongolia

Project will seek to move former nomads from traditional ‘ger’ tents and into modern flats

Portraits of Stephan Shakespeare shot at his home in the Barbican, London. Photo credit : Chris Winter
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YouGov chief Stephan Shakespeare

Co-founder of the market research firm on the future of internet polling and how his company helped decide the Scottish independence campaign


Marigold Alumia Vanilla Cream ©Thompson & Morgan
For a colourful summer showing, it is best to start sowing early. Here are some of my tips for the year
A worker on scaffolding at the top of a residential tower under construction in Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi’s balancing act in the property market

The capital of the UAE looks to meet surging demand for new homes while trying to avoid a housing crash

Villa Lilly, Positano, Campania, Italy

Homes for foodies and fans of fine dining

From a riverside home near two of the UK’s top Michelin-starred restaurants to a Bel Air estate once owned by country star Kenny Rogers

Living room in the home of Copenhagen-based architect and designer Sara Camre
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Denmark moves towards a new design era

Daring designers are starting to throw off their modernist shackles and create bold, contemporary work

Molten glass being shaped by hand
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The art of glass: designer with a clear-cut vision

Alison Berger has been working with molten glass since the age of 15 — and has the scars to prove it

View of the Vale from the White Horse of Uffington
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Vale of the White Horse rides high on housing boom

The area is part of Oxfordshire’s growing tech hub, with 20,500 new homes due to be built in the Vale by 2031

Pankaj Sinha at the Country Club Johannesburg
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Ups and downs of lift firm boss in South Africa

Pankaj Sinha left Mumbai to find hospitality, quality schools and infrastructure in Johannesburg, but also some difficulties


Suburban solution to turn towns into garden cities

Wolfson Prize winner’s controversial idea to expand British towns could have global implications for urbanisation

Robert Lanza at his home in Massachusetts
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Robert Lanza, stem-cell and cloning pioneer

The leading scientist on the ethics of bringing back Neanderthal man — and why he lives on a private island in a home full of dinosaur fossils