FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
The Rio Olympics have been swamped with controversy from the very beginning. Right from toxic waters, to displaced residents, to the spread of the Zika virus. But the question repeatedly asked is, was it worth hosting the Olympics? Authors, Jonathan Watts and Bruce Douglas look at this through an objective lens to gauge the real impact of the Olympics on the city, both good and bad.
Read the whole piece here.
Published by The Guardian.
ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK
‘Book of Abstracts: City as Organism’
Published by U+D Urbanform and Design
The publication is a primer to the topics that were discussed and debated in detail at the Twenty Second International Seminar on Urban Form, held in Rome. The conference dealt with a number of wide ranging topics approaching a city both at a macro and micro level; some aspects being, the evolution of a city, urban design methodologies, density, urban morphology, the historical fabric, and more.
Read the publication here.
VIDEO / PODCAST OF THE WEEK
‘Water Under the Bridge’
Created by The Urbanist
Here is a podcast that talks about the role of bridges and how they influence our urban environments. In the first section Andrew Tuck discusses the Peace bridge in Calagary, designed by Santiago Calatrava. The bridge was not welcomed by the citizens before, but interestingly, today it’s become an integral part of the city. In the second section, the various bridges of London are thrown light on to understand the challenges faced in building bridges here. The third and final section talks about the new pedestrian bridge being built in Adelaide, South Australia, to become a part of the recreational activities and support pedestrian movement.