FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
Google’s newly launched project, Google Urbanism needs to be evaluated with a closer look. The inroads made by
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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.