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Weekly Roundup 142 – 11th to 17th November


UDC Weekly roundupWhat Post-Industrial Cities Can Learn From Each Other
By Linda Poon

A new alliance has representatives from Pittsburgh, Essen, Beijing, and other metros swapping strategies for transforming from a factory town to a sustainable city. At last week’s COP23 climate conference in Bonn, Germany, officials from other post-industrial cities shared their stories.

Read the whole piece here.

Published by Citylab.


‘Migration and Its Impact on Cities
Published by World Economic Forum


The World Economic Forum has released a report taking a deep dive on migration and cities, exploring the types, causes and patterns of migration, the most affected corridors and cities, the impact on urban infrastructure and services, the solutions that can be employed and how cities can seek to future proof themselves to address this growing challenge.

The report captures the migration stories of 22 of the most affected cities around the world. The report also presents a high level framework to achieve long term migrant integration and in delivering urban infrastructure and services efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of migrants.

You can download the entire report here.


‘Wetness Everywhere
Created by GIDEST, The New School in New York

Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha discuss – How is water visualized and engaged in ways that lead to conditions of its excess and scarcity? What are the opportunities that its fluidity offers for new visualizations of terrain, design imagination, and design practice?


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