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Weekly Roundup 116 – 12th to 19th May

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Built Out- Barcelona Makes Space for an Urban Forest‘ Authored by Feargus O’Sullivan Many cities have been battling the issue of heat island effect owing to intense urbanization.Barcelona-a city dotted with many historical buildings has mapped out a plan to increase green cover in the city. Allocating park areas,diverting heavy … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 106 – 11th to 17th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘5 Cities Leading the Charge on Climate Action’ Authored by Climate Reality Project Climate change poses a tremendous risk to coastal cities and settlements.With the population set to increase,some cities have started coming up with solutions to tackle the threat.This article highlights five cities from around the globe which taken … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 099 – 13th to 20th January

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Amsterdam’s new housing frontier: The unused space above stores?’ Authored by Feargus O’Sullivan The article is another example of Amsterdam’s long standing tradition of creating homes in less obvious spaces. This time through providing grants to those who are up for converting unused spaces within their premises into homes. The case … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 081– 10th to 16th September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The World’s Most Creative Neighbourhoods’ Authored by Avinash Rajagopal From Cape Town to Mumbai to Lagos to Madrid and more. Here’s an interesting roundup of 10 neighbourhoods from around the world that are home to the creative class. Read about what’s going on and what it’s doing to these cities. … 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 078– 20th to 26th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Rio Olympics’ Legacy: Urban Mobility’ Authored by Toni Lindau and Bruno Felin And what a memorable Olympics it has been! But there’s more to it that the grit and the glory… The Olympics offered Rio the opportunity to have a public transport network that can help shape its future urban … Continue reading

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 062– 30th April to 6th May

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘What Would Jane Jacobs Do?’ Authored by Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow This week marked a worldwide celebration of Jane Jacobs’ 100th birthday! Even Google had a lovely doodle in her honour. Needless to say there were a host of articles online that paid tribute to her work, revisted her … Continue reading