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Weekly Roundup 055– 12th to 18th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘There are only 8 truly Global Cities in the World’ Authored by Aaron M Renn In the wake of smart cities, modern living, contemporary architecture and an increasingly cosmopolitan way of life, the growing impact of globalization and its effect on the way we design cities is significant. Today globalization … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 053 – 27th February to 4th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Cash for Cycling? Polluted Milan wants to pay commuters to bike to work’ Authored by Rosie Scammell   In attempt to counter the pollution problem, Milan offers to pay people who choose cycling to work. While this is definitely a step forward, one wonders if the proposal to pay is … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 052 – 20th to 26th February

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Inside Makoko: danger and ingenuity in the world’s biggest floating slum’ Authored by Tolu Ogunlesi Makoko, the city on stilts, gingerly floats atop the Lagos lagoon. It first came to exist as a fishermen’s village, but as people started migrating to Lagos through the years and settling around the village, … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 050 – 6th Feb to 12th Feb

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Urbanization is a Major Driver of the Zika Virus’ Authored by Laura Bliss With the spread of the Zika virus resulting in a worldwide emergency, we try to understand the cause at the grass root level. Research and study shows that a major driving factor is the rapid urbanization. Haphazard … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 040 – 28th to 4th December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Unplanned development in Chennai causes floods’ Authored by Sandhya Ravishankar Anyone following recent global news would have seen reports of the devastating rains which are creating havoc in Chennai. This torrential downpour has been caused by a major depression, breaking a 100-year-old record. With rains battering the city relentlessly, the community … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 039 – 21st to 27th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Megacities will save mankind, not doom it’ Authored by Lord Norman Foster In an interesting flip of the coin, we have come across articles in the past which have heralded the death of pedestrian life by the burgeoning of mega-cities, and how this may be utterly inappropriate to the Indian … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 038 – 14th to 20th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The Urban Ultimatum: what should our cities be like?’ Authored by Deyan Sudjic The Urban Age programme has been relentlessly asking this, and similar questions, in search of an answer, for the last ten years now. LSE cities founded the Urban Age programme in 2005, to carry out research … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 037 – 7th to 13th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘7 smart ways to design housing thats actually affordable’ Authored by Margret Rhodes A new exhibit at The Center for Architecture in New York City focuses on housing that more people can afford. This article covering the exhibition and the core message of the exhibit is addressing ways of reducing costs … 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

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