In Hamburg's Altona district, residents regularly hold a market to sell products they've made themselves. However making money is not their primary goal. The market was instigated to help people get to know their neighbors in a pleasant atmosphere.
Berlin Food Week just kicked off, offering visitors cooking demonstrations, lectures and food markets. It's proof of Berlin's food craze and the fact that its culinary scene is catching up with the rest of the world.
Since the economic crisis, survival on Manhattan's Upper East Side has become even harder for the poor. Soup kitchens with free meals provide some small relief. But political support for these initiatives is fading.
Under apartheid, the center of Johannesburg was reserved for white South Africans. Many moved out when segregation was abolished and poorer black South Africans moved in. Now real estate developers are returning.
Brussels boasts of being one of Europe's greener cities, even though many of its parks are far from inner-city residents. In response, some people have created their own pop-up parks out of vacant lots.
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