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Poetry in a city

City – the word evokes such dichotomous imagery. As I savour the languorous beauty of William Dalrymple’s City of Djinns, the words speak to me and I learn to see through new perspectives, the city I live in. Feeling every bit the outsider, adjusting to the linguistic differences, the charms of this city have begun … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 068 – Jun 11th – 17th

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Internet of bins – Smart, Solar powered trash cans in Colombia’ Authored by Elaine Ramirez With growing issues of urban waste suffocating our cities, the techies from around the world have taken up the challenge to pave new ways to find a solution to it. This article highlights tech-savvy inventions that target effective … 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 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

Weekly Roundup 049 – 30th Jan to 5th Feb

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Could Freight Hubs become Eco-Villages’ Authored by Zack Mortice Conor O’shea, a landscape architect and assistant professor at Illinois Institute of Technology, believes the exurban regions that surround the city core need to be treated as integral parts of the city. These areas that consist of rail freights and agriculture … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 048 – 23rd to 29th Jan

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The Ethical City: An idea whose time has come’ Authored by Brendan Barrett “We can’t solve problems by using the same value system that created them”. With a poignant quote to boot, author Barrett discusses the notion and overwhelming need for the creation and sustenance of an Ethical City. With … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 047 – 16th to 22nd Jan

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How big cities are finding innovative ways to nudge people to ditch cars’ Authored by Alison Moodie In the wake of climate change oriented urban design decisions, there has been an increasing instance of Governments and public agencies joining forces with the private sector. Post the COP21, where the landmark … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 046 – 9th to 15th Jan

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Chilean Architect Alejandro Aravena wins 2016 Pritzker Prize’ Authored by Oliver Wainwright Alejandro Arevena, a Chilean architect known for his low cost housing solutions and innovative design principles, wins the 2016 Pritzker prize, the highest honour in Architecture. Aravena’s design approach bridges the gap between aesthetic appeal and unconventional problem solving … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 045 – 2nd to 8th Jan

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Suburbs are Urban Places, Too’ Authored by Laura Vaughan With a brand new year upon us, it is a good time to visit preconceived notions and perhaps, make way for new perspectives. In this week’s article roundup, the author looks at suburban space which has traditionally been understood as … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 044 – 26th Dec 2015 to 1st Jan 2016

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Cycling in Rome to outdoor gyms in Montevideo – readers on the best city improvements of 2015′ Authored by Francesca Perry As 2015 draws to a close, we’d like nothing better than to look back and ruminate over the urban changes of the last one year and gather our hopes … Continue reading