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Weekly Roundup 101 – 28th January to 3rd February

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK “William McDonough on Sustainability: “Carbon is not the enemy” Authored by Susan Szenasy The article presents an interview of Willam McDonough, developer of Cradle to Cradle design. McDonough brings a new perspectie of looking at the issue of reduction of carbon in the built environment. Here is a new way to … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 100 – 21st to 27th January

9FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Comparison of building modelling assumptions and methods for urban scale heat demand forecasting’ Authored by Dirk Monien and Aneta Strzalka1   Building energy evaluation tools available today are only able to effectively analyze individual buildings and usually either they require a high amount of input data or they are too … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 099 – 14th to 20th January

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Amsterdam’s new housing frontier: The unused space above stores?’ Authored by Feargus O’Sullivan The article is another example of Amsterdam’s long standing tradition of creating homes in less obvious spaces. This time through providing grants to those who are up for converting unused spaces within their premises into homes. The case … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 098 – 06th to 13th January

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Uber launches Movement, boon for urban planners’ Authored by Mihir Balantrapu Uber has changed the way we move around over the last few years. It has given us access to easy and hassle free transportation at the touch of a button. It couldn’t get easier than that. The other distinctive feature of … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 097 – 31 December to 06th January

9FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Does lower inequality mean less poverty?’ Authored by Arturo Matinez and Iva Sebastian  Inequality and poverty are most often perceived to be interlinked. When poverty reduction is discussed, reduction of inequality naturally features in the conversation. The article challenges the very premise of this hypothesis. It focuses on South Asia … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 096 – 24th to 30th December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Did Jane Jacobs predict the rise of Trump?’ Authored by Richard Florida  Out of the many events of 2016 that jolted the world, one of the biggest was the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. In this insightful piece based on … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 094 – 10th to 16th December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Urban Sanity: Understanding Urban Mental Health Impacts and How to Create Saner, Happier Cities’ Authored by Todd Litman   A popular myth says urban living threatens happiness and sanity.As more people migrate towards urban areas,are such stories credible?Todd Litman provides research to understand urban mental health.Also,he discusses about better designed neighbourhoods … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 093 – 3rd to 9th December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How hyperconnected cities are taking over the world‘ Authored by Tanvi Mishra “Connectivity is destiny” may very well be the adage for our world revolving around the knowledge economy. With the world becoming increasingly urban and economic power being concentrated in urban centres, cities are natural focii for what Parag Khanna … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 092 – 26th November to 2nd December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Bridging the gap between architecture/city planning and urban noise control’ Authored by Gemma Maria Echevarria Sanchez, Timothy Van Renterghem, Dick Botteldooren  This research article shows how SOUND can be an important component in planning and design.A holistic approach is applied to assess the effect of urban design on citizen’s perception of road … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 091 – 19th to 25th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The new Urban Agenda can strengthen land policies-with some caution’ Authored by Philipp Horn  The New Urban Agenda, a 20-year vision was adopted by nations worldwide at the UN Habitat III conference held in Quito in October,2016. The agenda has been discussed, debated and scrutinized by researchers and experts from across the globe. Philipp … Continue reading

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