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What Does Blockchain Mean for Urban Systems? : Part 3 of 3

Blockchain technology is a culmination of many different digital concepts, as discussed in our introductory post. But what makes it groundbreaking is the idea of radical decentralization that this technology offers. Decentralization at a large scale is very powerful and can transform how a city functions and how people interact with each other. For example, … Continue reading

Blockchain and It’s Applications : Part 2 of 3

As we get into the discussion on Blockchain technology’s impact, it is a good time to see this quick video that provides a great explanation of the variety of industries that can benefit from Blockchain applications. We’ll be back soon with more thoughts on Blockchain for cities!

What is Blockchain Anyway? : Part 1 of 3

Meet Cathy. She loves bread. Two slices of bread for breakfast really makes her day. But there is one hitch. She is gluten sensitive. Which means she can only have gluten free bread. And there are plenty of those in the market too. Just that, how can she be so sure? How can she trust … 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

Weekly Roundup 128 – 5th to 11th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Linking urban land use to pollutants in constructed wetlands:Implications for stormwater and urban planning‘ Authored by David J. Sharley, Simon M. Sharp, Stephen Marshall, Katherine Jeppe, Vincent J. Pettigrove Constructed wetlands are recognized as a cost-effective and socially acceptable stormwater treatment option within urban landscapes, satisfying a range of urban … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 127 – 29th July to 04th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Urban-Rural Inequalities in Carbon Emissions’ Authored by Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira and Mahendra Sethi In the past, it has been have believed that carbon emissions are heavily correlated to a nation’s wealth. But studies over the past decade and data collected from more than 200 countries suggests that it is … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 121 – 17th to 23rd June

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The Future(s) of Mobility : How cities can benefit‘ Authored by Shannon Bouton, Eric Hannon, Stefan Knupfer and Surya Ramkumar The article categorizes mobility scenarios for three different types of cities around the world – ‘The dense cities in developed economies, dense cities in emerging economies, and sprawling metropolitan areas in … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 118 – 27th May to 2nd June

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Lessons from India in Building Urban resilience’ Authored by Patralekha Chatterjee Growing Indian cities have been grappling with a multitude of problems like the lack of affordable housing, poor infrastructure ,sanitation which the governments alone cannot handle. The author interviews Gopalakrishna Bhat, an urban practitioner and a trained geologist on his … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 108 – 18th to 24th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘More Grandparents Than Ever‘ Authored by Sharon Jayson As the generation belonging to the “Baby Bloom” period grows older, the major chunk of our population is a grand parent now. Is this a trend towards a major population shift?   Read the whole piece here. Published by theworldbank. ONLINE PUBLICATION OF … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 106 – 4th to 10th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Why it is Key to Include Gender Equality in Transport Design ‘ Authored by Jyot Chadha & Vishal Ramprasad Jyot and Vishal in their article bring forward the issue of Gender mainstreaming in architectural & city design. The field discussed at length over the course of this article is Mobility and … Continue reading

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