FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
The phrase ‘smart city’ has gained immense attention in the recent times.But is a smart city only about information flows and technology? Author Joe Cortright asserts that cities are not machines but organisms. They are about the people who reside and come together.He further discusses about the elements which form crucial part in making cities for people.
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ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK
‘Housing the poor in Asian Cities’
Published by UNESCAP
What makes a settlement to be categorized as a slum? What are its characteristics? Do the slums in India resemble the informal settlements in Vietnam?
How do we help the urban poor find adequate shelter? This guide answers these questions and also details out approaches needed to adopt to tackle this challenge like on-site upgrading, site and services scheme ,etc.
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VIDEO/PODCAST OF THE WEEK
Created by UN-Habitat worldwide
How will you accommodate world’s urban population if it is to double in size by 2030?In this talk ,Prof.Reinhard Goethart from MIT discusses the lessons learnt from informal squatters for incremental housing and how the strategies have shifted over times.He further provides examples of broad range of starter core housing options available currently.
Watch to find out .