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Weekly Roundup 138 – 14th to 20th October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK


UDC Weekly roundup‘How Commuting Choices Influence Quality of Life in Indian Cities
By Pallavi Pant

This article examines new research by the University of Massachusetts and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi recently published in Environmental Research highlighting the need for detailed assessment of personal exposure to air pollutants in Indian cities, and argues why  omitting this consideration in planning the built environment would be a mistake.

Read the whole piece here.

Published by The City Fix.

ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK


‘Cities Alive: Towards a Walking World
Published by ARUP

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Cities Alive: Towards a walking world highlights the significant social, economic, environmental and political benefits of walking. Informed by specialist insight and multidisciplinary expertise from across our global offices, we highlight 50 benefits of walking explored through 16 distinct indicative themes, and list 40 actions that city leaders can consider to inform walking policy, strategy and design. These are informed by a catalogue of 80 international case studies that will inspire action, and further aid cities in identifying and evaluating opportunities. Download the publication here.

 

 VIDEO / PODCAST OF THE WEEK


‘Identity
Created by Monocle 24: The Urbanist

What is that sense that distinguishes one city from another? From urban features, to planning, cultural institutions or values, there are certain quirks that immediately define a city or region. Listen to the podcast here.

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