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With the population of more than 170,000, Norilsk, Russia, is one of the biggest cities above the polar circle. The architect created the urban space to protect inhabitants from violent winds. The buildings are grouped together to form enclosed courtyards, with narrow passageways in between.

PUBLISHED January 6, 2014

How do people adapt to life in one of the most polluted cities in the world, in sub-zero temperatures, during extended periods with no daylight?

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