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Nudging in Cities

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

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 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

Weekly Roundup 079 – 27th August to 2nd September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Will Pedestrians Be Able to Tell What a Driverless Car Is About to Do?‘ Authored by Adrienne Lafrance Technological advancements have immensely modified the way people commute in cities. Yet again, the advent of driverless cars will forever change the way we  travel. But, for the driverless cars to be successful, … 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 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 061– 23rd to 29th April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘New York’s Newest Urban Farm Will Float Down The Hudson River’ Authored by Adele Peters Here is one more reason to love urban farming! New York City’s newest urban farm will look a little different from most: instead of factory-like rows of plants growing in a warehouse, it will be … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 060– 16th to 22nd April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Animals Like Green Spaces in the City – And That’s a Problem’ Authored by Gabe Bullard An inclusive city must not only be limited to people. It must also talk about animals that share the city space. Cities high on green spaces, are high on thriving city animals. The question though is, … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 059– 9th to 15th April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Another Reason to Love Urban Green Space: It Fights Crime’ Authored by Julian Spector Looks like we just found more reason to love urban green spaces – The article throws light on a recent study that suggests adding greenery to a gray or vacant setting reduces criminal activity in the … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 058– 2nd to 8th April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Zaha Hadid’s Little Known Plan to Redesign Phnom Penh’ Authored by Hul Reaksmey Like, love or hate her work, no architecture aficionado can ever admit to ignoring the prowess of Zaha Hadid. She was legendary in her boldness and design exploration. Almost always controversial, her projects have been on … Continue reading

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