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Weekly Roundup 108 – 25th to 31st March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK


UDC Weekly roundup‘How large parks complete cities’
Authored by Lynn Wilson

This essay is based on Lynn Wilson’s book titled “Large Parks” (2007). In the essay Wilson, a regional park planner from Vancouver talks about the importance of open spaces, particularly large parks in the city. It goes beyond exploring the essential functions of large urban parks and discusses its ecological significance from a landscape architecture perspective. Read on to find out.

Read the whole piece here.

Published by The Nature of Cities.

ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK


‘Refuge Camps or Ideal Cities in Dust and Dirt’
Published by the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction


The article talks about refuge camps which are essentially housing solutions but are most often diametrically opposite to the conventional concept of habitable human settlements. The project develops on Architect Manuel Herz’s personal field work in Chad and tries to formulate planning approaches during crises and conflict.

Read the publication here.

VIDEO/PODCAST OF THE WEEK


‘The Future Of Cities’
Created by Oscar Boyson

The video takes a look at cities around the globe, discusses their complexities and takes cue from urban experts to find the ideal future city – one where the ideas of future urbanism coalesce. Watch to find out.

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