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Weekly Roundup 122 – 1st to 7th July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK


UDC Weekly roundup‘Which is the world’s most bio diverse city? 

Authored by Feike De Jong

Urbanisation has lasting impacts on the ecosystem of a place.Some of the largest cities lie in biodiversity hotspots and embrace multiple biomes .Sao Paolo along the Amazon rainforests ,Mexico City in the Savannah of Cerrado ,Singapore in the Sundaland biodiversity hotspot.

Although some cities have adopted policies to incorporate green areas in urban planning ,many rapidly growing cities rarely integrate biodiversity with the new urban infrastructure .

Despite the vast difference in area coverage of cities , find out which cities have highly rich biodiversity.And also the ones which are on the brink of threat.

Read the whole piece here.

Published by The Guardian Cities

ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK


‘Bus Karo 2.0 :Case Studies from India’
Published by EMBARQ India

Bus Transit Networks play a significant role to commutate in India.This report examines and understands the best practices in the areas of bus transport from land planning,fuel efficiency,management to implementation.

Comparing the networks in Indore,Delhi,Ahmedabad ,Bangalore ,Mumbai ,Chennai, it highlights the public transport trends and suggests approaches to support it.

Read the publication here.

 VIDEO / PODCAST OF THE WEEK


‘Reviving New York’s river with Oysters’
Created by Ted Talks

America has witnessed homogenization of physical landscape on an enormous scale in the last century. Kate Orff ,an activist and landscape architect brings together the fields of urbanism and ecology.She has envisioned a project along the New york harbour-Gowanus Canal and Governor’s Island to reconnect the city with nature.

Titled oystertecture-oysters are grown develop an artificial reef ecology to tackle sea level rise,water containation and storm surges.She also delves into how this project can provide an opportunity for the communities engage with them.

Watch the video to understand the nuances of this new ecological approach to urbanism.

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