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Weekly Roundup 149 – 30th December 2017 to 5th January 2018

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK


UDC Weekly roundupSpace-starved urban villages are fire hazards waiting to happen
By Gulam Jeelani, Shiv Sunny, and Tanushree Venkatraman

The Kamala Mills fire incident throws sharp light on how urban spaces are being tightly packed with commercial complexes, that more often that not flout basic safety norms.

Read the whole piece here.

Published by The Hindustan Times.

ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK


City Observer: Volume 3 | Issue 2 | December 2017
Published by Urban Design Collective via ISSUU

City Observer Dec2017_cover

City Observer is a biannual journal which aims to create a conversation on cities and to collaboratively interrogate our urban world. City Observer is published by the Urban Design Collective. Volume 3 Issue 2 seeks to raise provocative questions in demand of conscientious action by the people.

Read our publication here.

VIDEO / PODCAST OF THE WEEK


What is the tragedy of the commons?
Created by TED-Ed

Is it possible that overfishing, super germs, and global warming are all caused by the same thing? In 1968, a man named Garrett Hardin sat down to write an essay about overpopulation. Within it, he discovered a pattern of human behavior that explains some of history’s biggest problems. Nicholas Amendolare describes the tragedy of the commons. Lesson by Nicholas Amendolare, directed by TED-Ed.

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