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Weekly Roundup 075 – 30th July to 5th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How to Host the Olympics and Actually Improve Your City’s Transit’ Authored by Aarian Marshall Every two years, cities around the world make bids to the International Olympic Commission (IOC) to host the Olympic Games. Any city that wants to host the Olympic Games puts in its name to the IOC … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 073 – 16th to 22nd July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The graveyard of the Earth’: inside City 40, Russia’s deadly nuclear secret’ Authored by Samira Goetschel Russia’s Secret City 40 Is A Prison Of Nuclear Waste And Death. If that doesnt grab your attention, read on. At the perimeter of the city, a sign warns people not to enter the town … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 072 – 9th to 15th July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘”Pokemon Go” is Quietly helping People Fall in Love with Their Cities’ Authored by Mark Wilson Who would have thought that it would take a smart phone game to get people off their chairs and outdoors? Pokemon Go, an augmented reality mobile game, is barely a week old, and is all … Continue reading

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 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 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 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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