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Weekly Roundup 106 – 11th to 17th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK


UDC Weekly roundup‘5 Cities Leading the Charge on Climate Action’
Authored by Climate Reality Project

Climate change poses a tremendous risk to coastal cities and settlements.With the population set to increase,some cities have started coming up with solutions to tackle the threat.This article highlights five cities from around the globe which taken necessary steps. Read on to find out!

Read the whole piece here.

Published by Ecowatch

ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK


‘Indian Cities-managing urban growth’
Published by Metropolis and edited by Chris Johnson

India is on the brink of having the largest population by 2025 overtaking China.This research looks into the issues faced by Indian cities and how they are grappling with profound urbanization.The publication also looks into particular projects which are currently being undertaken in cities like Lavasa,Magarpatta and highlights new models of development.

Read the publication here

VIDEO/PODCAST OF THE WEEK


‘Can all cities be great?’
Created by Talking Headways :streets blog Podcast

Why are people important for building cities?City planner and architect Alexander Gravin discusses his book ‘What makes a great city’.He speaks about the importance of public realm by stating examples from cities mainly in North America and Europe.The streets in Madrid ,squares in London and parks in Minneapolis.This podcast shows how people can get inspired and change their cities for the better. Listen to find out.

http://streetsblog.libsyn.com/episode-131-can-all-cities-be-great

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