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Weekly Roundup 135 – 23rd to 29th September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Beijing unveils vision for ‘downsized’, liveable city with cleaner air‘ By Stuart Lau ‘Beijing is to be “downsized” and its population capped as the government tries to turn China’s sprawling, overcrowded capital into a liveable, international city with cleaner air.’ City authorities cap the population at 23 million from 2020 … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 134 – 16th to 22nd September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Forget Carnegie Hall. Musicians rush to rural Colorado to play the Tank‘ Authored by David Kelly Can old, seemingly dilapidated and abandoned buildings be revived and re-adapted into something of value? That’s exactly what happened in Rangely, Colorado, where strange acoustics have made the Tank in a destination for musicians from … 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 132 – 2nd to 8th September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How government policies exacerbate hurricanes like Harvey‘ The culprit for hurricanes like Harvey is Climate Change by no surprise and that has been established time and over again. For more than a decade now, there has been substantial debate on who takes accountability for their actions that result in … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 131- 26th August to 1st September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How Much Are Trees Worth to Megacities?‘ Authored by Jessica Leigh Hester What picture does the word ‘megacities’ create in your mind? Megacities are often characterized by their skyscraper buildings,bustling population but rarely for their green cover.The article points a research on how green infrastructure can have multiple pay offs … 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 129 – 12th to 18th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Planning without colonizing: Lessons from a century-old plan for Indore by Scottish planner Patrick Geddes’ By Matias Echanove & Rahul Srivastava Patrick Gedddes’ ethnographic eye left behind a detailed portrait of a city, its neighbourhoods, streets, alleyways and productive capacities along with a patient diagnosis and suggestions for its future at … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 128 – 5th to 11th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Linking urban land use to pollutants in constructed wetlands:Implications for stormwater and urban planning‘ Authored by David J. Sharley, Simon M. Sharp, Stephen Marshall, Katherine Jeppe, Vincent J. Pettigrove Constructed wetlands are recognized as a cost-effective and socially acceptable stormwater treatment option within urban landscapes, satisfying a range of urban … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 127 – 29th July to 04th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Urban-Rural Inequalities in Carbon Emissions’ Authored by Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira and Mahendra Sethi In the past, it has been have believed that carbon emissions are heavily correlated to a nation’s wealth. But studies over the past decade and data collected from more than 200 countries suggests that it is … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 126 – 22nd July to 28th July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘To Learn About a City, Visit Its Neighborhoods’ Authored by Tara Lerman We all travel- for work, for leisure, as a hobby, for meetings, etc. Travelling has become a lot easier off late, with various travel guides and TripAdvisor-esque websites. We can have all the necessary information about popular sight … Continue reading

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