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Urbanists have a major boner for Vienna. It is, by one quality-of-life study, the most livable city in the world. According to our friends over at Co.Exist, it’s one of the smartest cities in Europe.

Now, in New York magazine, Justin Davidson argues that New York City should embrace Vienna’s superior model of housing as a method of social justice. “If de Blasio is serious about making New York not just pleasant but just, he ought to go on a scouting trip to Vienna,” he writes. Why is Austria’s capital such a hotspot for urbanist obsession?

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Pro-Russian militia killed in attempt to storm Ukrainian military base

Three pro-Russian militia were killed and 13 injured in clashes with Ukrainian troops in the south-east city of Mariupol on Wednesday night, according to Ukraine’s interior ministry.

Interior minister Arsen Avakov said on Thursday that the separatists were killed during an attempt to storm a Ukrainian base by some 300 people, armed with guns and petrol bombs. None of the interior ministry troops defending the base on the Sea of Azov were injured, Avakov said on his Facebook page. Full story

Pictured: People carry a man injured during pro-Russian protests near the Ukrainian military base in Mariupol. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

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