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Weekly Roundup 139 – 21st to 27th October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK


UDC Weekly roundup‘Google’s plan to revolutionize cities is a takeover in all but name

Google’s newly launched project, Google Urbanism needs to be evaluated with a closer look. The inroads made by

Read the whole piece here.

Published by The Guardian

ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK


‘The State of National Urban Policy in OECD countries
Published by OECD & UN-Habitat

All civilizations  historically  were located around a water source, watercourse or coastline and shared an intimate dependence on water. However the consequences of unsustainable urbanization in the form of natural disasters, water shortages and water pollution are not a rarity in today’s scenario. Whether its hurricane Harvey or torrential rainfalls and floods in Mumbai or Bangalore, our cities are becoming vulnerable with each passing day. Water sensitive Urban Design as explained is this publication is ‘the process of integrating water cycle management with the built environment through planning and urban design‘.

Read the publication here to know how practitioners from building and urban design industry, can contribute towards creating water sensitive places that bring back the harmonious relationship that civilizations shared with water.

VIDEO / PODCAST OF THE WEEK


‘Why good hackers make good citizens
Created by TED Talks

Catherine Bracy promotes the idea of an ethical hacker in her talk.

 

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