FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
‘Cycling in Rome to outdoor gyms in Montevideo – readers on the best city improvements of 2015′
Authored by Francesca Perry
As 2015 draws to a close, we’d like nothing better than to look back and ruminate over the urban changes of the last one year and gather our hopes for the next one.
This weeks article features the opinions and voices of citizens from around the globe, on what they think have been the biggest improvements of their respective cities and what hopes they bring with them into the new year.
These thoughts and ideas have been put together by The Guardian, as they ask city users “What’s been your city’s greatest achievement this year?” and “What would you like to see happen in 2016?”
Read the whole piece here
Published by The Guardian.
ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK
‘City Observer Volume 01, Issue 02’
Published by Urban Design Collective
This week, UDC is back with the second issue of the City Observer! With reflections on 2015 and a host of new articles capturing a growing list of cities and urban practices, we hope to build on our initial strides with this publication, and bring a variety of content to you. Every new global climate problem, security threat or economic crisis today brings us back to the importance of collective dialogue in the making of the ‘City’. Each and every one of us needs to be a part of this conversation. In that spirit, we hope you find plenty to engage you in this second issue, and that it sets the tone for a great start to the new year!
Read the second issue here.
VIDEO/ PODCAST OF THE WEEK
‘City Building in the 21st Century’
Created by Bellagio Center
This weeks video gives a summary to the discussions during the Jane Jacob Revisited conference held at the Bellagio city center at Villa Serbellino.
Academics, practitioners, developers, planners and architects come together to discuss the current challenges to urban development in cities round the world. The participants from the different city-building disciplines talk about the specific problems they face while building cities.
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