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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 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

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 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

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