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Cities, People, Publications, Sustainable Development, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup 101 – 28th January to 3rd February


UDC Weekly roundup“William McDonough on Sustainability: “Carbon is not the enemy”
Authored by Susan Szenasy

The article presents an interview of Willam McDonough, developer of Cradle to Cradle design. McDonough brings a new perspectie of looking at the issue of reduction of carbon in the built environment. Here is a new way to solve this most talked about environmental issue. Read on to find out!

Read the whole piece here.

Published by archdaily.


‘Urban Governance, Strategic Planning and Democracy in Post-socialist Transitional Society’
Published on Acta Geographica Universitas Comenianae

The essay illustrates on two concepts in urban development that often interact with each other and produce different scenarios for modern urbanisation process. The combination of governance and strategic planning offers new tools that inculcates more democratic urban development. The essay takes example of Slovak cities in the decade post year 2000.

Read the publication here.


‘How to Make an Attractive City’
Created by The School of Life

The video lays out six rules of designing cities that would appeal to everyone’s senses. It explains planning and design guidelines that are tried and tested and can work wonders if applied tactfully while designing modern cities. Watch to find out.



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