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Weekly Roundup 066 – 28th to 3rd June

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘When New York City tried to ban cars – the extraordinary story of ‘Gridlock Sam” Authored by Aaron M Renn The public plaza and bike lanes now found throughout New York City have affectionately become known to detractors as the “war on cars.” But amazingly, a 1973 plan got very, … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 064 – 14th to 20th May

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Darkness is a luxury not granted to Britain’s council estates’ Authored by Mona Sloane If we were to think of access to light as a commodity,  would stocking up on it imply some have it better than others? Or is darkness a luxury to be afforded by the elite? … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 063– 7th to 13th May

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The great leap upward: China’s Pearl River Delta, then and now’ Authored by Eric Hilaire and Nick Mead A picture is truly worth a thousand words. Especially when it comes to documenting change in cities. That’s why this week’s feature piece is a photo essay depicting the staggering urban expansion … Continue reading

In a Quantum of Space

Nestled in the midst of a sea of people, one stands with both feet and hands restrained by a countless pair of limbs occupying the finite space in a railway passenger car. Two to three hands clutch an evenly spaced array of straphangars on the steel cylindrical pipes running throughout the ceiling of the train. … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 057 – 26th March to 1st April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Before-and-After Photo Archive of the World’s Best Street Design’ Authored by Feargus O’Sullivan Urbi-I, a Brazilian urban design collective, created a gallery that showcases the before and after street images from around the world. The gallery essentially tracks the widespread transformation of streets from being automobile centric to being pedestrian … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 054 – 5th to 11th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Math Tool Could Help Avoid Planning Pitfalls’ Authored by Jen Kinney Implementation of policies and planning solutions help develop a city, but they also often result in unanticipated negative outcomes. Outcomes and repercussions in the long run that are difficult gauge. Simi Hoque, an assistant professor in the building and … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 053 – 27th February to 4th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Cash for Cycling? Polluted Milan wants to pay commuters to bike to work’ Authored by Rosie Scammell   In attempt to counter the pollution problem, Milan offers to pay people who choose cycling to work. While this is definitely a step forward, one wonders if the proposal to pay is … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 051– 13th to 19th Feb

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Is Urban farming only for rich hipsters?’ Authored by Gina Lovett “Anyone should be able to have their own farm’. Creating an accessible niche for the masses is key to the success of the concept of urban farming. Imagine a day in city/urban life where organic produce is available … Continue reading

Rediscovering the Pleasures of Cycling

Urban Highways and freeways have long been viewed as a symbol of progress, higher mobility and better “modern” cities. Every city sees a flurry of road building when traffic levels get too high, predictably named something along the lines of “Inner/Outer Ring Road”, “Bypass Road” “Something High Road”, etc. In the past fifty years, tens of thousands … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 050 – 6th Feb to 12th Feb

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Urbanization is a Major Driver of the Zika Virus’ Authored by Laura Bliss With the spread of the Zika virus resulting in a worldwide emergency, we try to understand the cause at the grass root level. Research and study shows that a major driving factor is the rapid urbanization. Haphazard … Continue reading

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