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Weekly Roundup 104 – 25th February to 3rd March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK


UDC Weekly roundup‘Amsterdam is flooding, on purpose’
Authored by Fearguss O’Sullivan

In an effort to introduce waterways into the city fabric, Amsterdam is clearing up road space. The revival plan includes a revamping of the Central Station in the city and increased parking space for cities sixty three percent cycling population- all under water! Read on to find out.

Read the whole piece here.

Published by CITYLAB.

ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK


‘Is Public Participation Making Urban Planning More Democratic? The Israeli Experience’
Published on the Journal of Planning Theory and Practice by Routledge


The article discusses the role of public participation in democratisation of planning process. The widely experienced tension between the democratization of planning through participative processes, the role of elected representatives and of civil society movements is central to this discussion. The Israeli experience acts as the case study.

Read the publication here.

VIDEO/PODCAST OF THE WEEK


‘Why Cities Are Where They Are’
Created by Wendover Productions

This video delves deeper into the reasoning of locations of cities across the world. It discusses the reasons for the optimum distance between different cities as they emerged. The video also speaks about finding the ideal location if we were to find a singe city for the world’s population! Watch to find out.

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