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Weekly Roundup 129 – 12th to 18th August


UDC Weekly roundup‘Planning without colonizing: Lessons from a century-old plan for Indore by Scottish planner Patrick Geddes’
By Matias Echanove & Rahul Srivastava

Patrick Gedddes’ ethnographic eye left behind a detailed portrait of a city, its neighbourhoods, streets, alleyways and productive capacities along with a patient diagnosis and suggestions for its future at a time when few Indian cities paid attention to these matters.

Read the whole piece here.

Published by Urbz.


‘Big data & civic engagement
Published by Planum the Journal of Urbanism

Big Data & Civic Engagement

The new relationship with media and technology does impact conception of citizenship by unleashing myriad opportunities to participate in politics. By the same token it requires the reinvention of the ways and definition of political engagement when the dangers of privatization of daily life loom large. To rethink the nature of citizenship and civic engagement demands a tremendous effort of understanding as it is currently changing the very definition of the political. The four texts proposed in this volume hope to offer an overview of the complex issues.

You can read the entire report here.


Landscape Architecture in Latin America: Unpacking Theory, Practice, and Agency, Panel 1
Created by Harvard GSD

Speaking to the many interdisciplinary interests at the GSD, panelists will frame conversations around theory and practice, established firms and emerging voices, and the role of equity in design. What is the intersection of research and built work? How is the discipline taught and regulated? How does landscape translate to academia and public policy? By presenting the current state of landscape architecture in Latin America this symposium will provide a space for imagining its future possibilities. Panel 1 includes discussion on the women designers, patrons, and clients who in various roles have been involved in the shaping of Latin American built environment.



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