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Weekly Roundup 043 – 19th to 25th Dec

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Car-Free Cities: 12 Pedestrian only places from NY to Venice’ Authored by Steph This week we highlight a long prevalent urban design driver (pun unintended) – pedestrian friendly design. This article featured on the Web Urbanist showcases examples of cities which have adopted and executed pedestrian-only spaces within the … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 036 – 31st October to 6th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘COP21: What it is and why it matters’ Authored by Yves Petit November 30th 2015 will witness the beginning of the annual UN Climate Conference (COP21), conducted in Paris this year. The objective of this year’s conference is to create an achievable climate action plan that all the nations of the world are in … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 035 – 24th to 30th October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘10 things South Park has taught us about Gentrification’ Authored by Stuart Jeffries This tongue in cheek article by Jeffries parodies (albeit with a liberal amount of grace) the issue of urban decay as a theatre set for romantic remodeling, or in other words, gentrification. Often associated with displacement of … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 034 – 17th to 23rd October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The Just City Essays – Visions for Urban Equity, Inclusivity and Opportunity’ Authored by Toni L Griffin, Ariella Cohen and David Maddox JMBC (J Max Bond Centre), with its partners the Nature of Cities and Next City, has released the first installment of “The Just City Essays” this week. The … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 033 – 10th to 16th October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How Africa can build inclusive, safe and sustainable cities’ Authored by Jacqueline M Klopp and Jeffrey W Paller This article looks beyond design, and emphasizes the need for excellent urban management as a criteria for creating successful cities. Taking Ghana and Nairobi as key examples within which cities have, in … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 032 – 3rd to 9th October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘A bridge too near: a major health risk of land-bridging India and Sri Lanka Authored by Dr. Mendis, Dr. Abeyesundere and Dr. Herath In 2010, a NASA Shuttle imaged a mysterious ancient bridge between India and Sri Lanka, as mentioned in the Indian epic Ramayana. The evidence, experts from … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 031 – 26th September to 02nd October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Using Nature’s Design Principles To Feed Nine Billion’ (Finalists of the bio-mimicry invention contest) Authored by Nathanael Johnson Human impact on the environment worldwide has led to a growing imbalance in the food chain, with disruptive and unpredictable consequences on the ecosystem. This critical issue of a broken food chain raises an almost obvious question … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 030 – 19th to 25th September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Architecture’s love affair with psychology is overdue a revival‘ Authored by Galan Diaz For a profession where the end user is the essence of the design concept, design execution and its measure of success, architects and psychologists share a surprisingly distant relationship. Building designs are rarely fully psychology-proofed. And even less so … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 029 – 12th to 18th September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Why India should reject China’s obsession with bigger, denser megacities’ Authored by Matias Echanove and Rahul Srivastava Co-Founders of an urban action-research think tank – an anthropologist and economist discuss and compare the urban growth between China’s gargantuan mega-cities and India’s frantic attempt to catch up with China’s rate of … Continue reading

The Teaching Of Cities…

There is a question that digs at the soul of anyone who ventures into a classroom facing a chalk board filled with emptiness. But I’ll get to that later. Source : http://www.wikipedia.org It begins with you searching for an opening into a chamber. The entries are usually located at the rear or on the sides … Continue reading

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