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What Does Blockchain Mean for Urban Systems? : Part 3 of 3

Blockchain technology is a culmination of many different digital concepts, as discussed in our introductory post. But what makes it groundbreaking is the idea of radical decentralization that this technology offers. Decentralization at a large scale is very powerful and can transform how a city functions and how people interact with each other. For example, … Continue reading

Nudging in Cities : Part 2 of 2

Human beings are not always rational thinkers, but the decisions we each make as individuals collectively impact the shape and form of our cities. Taking the car as opposed to walking. Dumping waste as opposed to segregating it. Leaving the lights on rather than turning them off etc. These tiny decisions that take less than … Continue reading

Nudging for Change : Part 1 of 2

In the early 1990’s, the cleaning authorities at the Amsterdam airport needed to address a hygiene issue. They were struggling with attempts to reduce urinal spillage and splash-back in the men’s washrooms, but nothing seemed to do the trick until an etched house fly came along. Aad Kieboom, the Amsterdam airport manager, decided to put … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 133 – 9th to 15th September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Florence to adopt Stefano Boeri’s “anti-terror” planters proposal‘ Authored by Gunseli Yalcinkaya Cities are facing safety concerns due to a recent increase terrorist attacks.To protect people in public squares metal barriers,bollards and checkpoints are being installed .Is this the only way to ensure safety?Can it be done in a more … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 130 – 19th to 25th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Technological Fixes for Climate Change‘ Editorial by Karla Lant ‘Is there a way we can Geo-engineer our way out of the climate crisis?’ This article tries to answer exactly that question. Geoengineering is the deliberate large-scale manipulation of an environmental process that affects the earth’s climate, in an attempt to … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 123 – 1st to 7th July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Which is the world’s most bio diverse city? ‘ Authored by Feike De Jong Urbanisation has lasting impacts on the ecosystem of a place.Some of the largest cities lie in biodiversity hotspots and embrace multiple biomes .Sao Paolo along the Amazon rainforests ,Mexico City in the Savannah of Cerrado ,Singapore in … 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 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 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

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