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Weekly Roundup 145 – 2nd to 8th December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Finally, the suburbs might have a starring role‘ By Rowan Moore Last week, the mayor, Sadiq Khan, revealed his draft for the new London Plan, the document that will guide the planning decisions of the city’s boroughs. This opinion piece reviews the mayor of London’s plan to solve the housing … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 144 – 25th November to 1st December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Two years on, India’s top five smart cities lagging in mission progress‘ By Navya P K It’s been close to two years since the first 20 cities were selected under the much talked-about Smart Cities Mission (SCM) of the Government of India, but progress under the mission has been slow. Let us … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 143 – 18th to 24th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘London mayor to draw up charter regulating pseudo-public space‘ By Jack Shenker The mayor of London will draw up a new charter regulating the management of privately owned public spaces, following a Guardian Cities investigation which uncovered growing corporate control over parks and squares in the capital. The announcement comes as … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 142 – 11th to 17th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘What Post-Industrial Cities Can Learn From Each Other‘ By Linda Poon A new alliance has representatives from Pittsburgh, Essen, Beijing, and other metros swapping strategies for transforming from a factory town to a sustainable city. At last week’s COP23 climate conference in Bonn, Germany, officials from other post-industrial cities … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 141 – 4th to 10th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘World Urbanism Day: A Selection of Texts About Cities and Urban Planning‘ By Eduardo Souza November 8 was World Urbanism Day and we have a bonanza of articles to celebrate courtesy this compilation. Read the articles here. Published by Archdaily. ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK ‘Are Big Cities Really Bad Places … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 140 – 28th October to 3rd November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Why sustainable mobility matters?‘ The rising congestion in the cities has made it clear that without access to sustainable mobility, it will be much harder to end poverty and achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The green house gas emissions are not the only concern anymore related with transportation. The … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 138 – 14th to 20th October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How Commuting Choices Influence Quality of Life in Indian Cities‘ By Pallavi Pant This article examines new research by the University of Massachusetts and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi recently published in Environmental Research highlighting the need for detailed assessment of personal exposure to air pollutants in Indian cities, and argues … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 137 – 7th to 13th October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Should we retire the word Slum‘ By Jake Blumgart City Lab talks with Australian Academician Alex Mayne about his book ‘Slums: The History of Global injustice‘. Mayne supports his argument with findings and data from studying centuries of policy in Britain, Australia, India and the United states. He explains … Continue reading

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 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

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