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Editors’ Picks — 17th May 2015

This week, readers are given a chance to see the effects of certain budget cuts and investment initiatives; how did Twitter’s share price drop by US$8b, and should we be trusting market trends? Moving beyond Australian borders, we explore Africa’s rapid urbanisation and China’s new proposal to invest $50 billion in Brazil.

Micro-units: problem or solution?

Housing is a fundamental need, so much so that it was included alongside food, clothing and medical care in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the years since this document was written, the world has experienced both rapid population growth and urbanisation.

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