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Weekly Roundup 094 – 10th to 16th December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Urban Sanity: Understanding Urban Mental Health Impacts and How to Create Saner, Happier Cities’ Authored by Todd Litman   A popular myth says urban living threatens happiness and sanity.As more people migrate towards urban areas,are such stories credible?Todd Litman provides research to understand urban mental health.Also,he discusses about better designed neighbourhoods … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 091 – 19th to 25th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The new Urban Agenda can strengthen land policies-with some caution’ Authored by Philipp Horn  The New Urban Agenda, a 20-year vision was adopted by nations worldwide at the UN Habitat III conference held in Quito in October,2016. The agenda has been discussed, debated and scrutinized by researchers and experts from across the globe. Philipp … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 066 – 28th to 3rd June

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘When New York City tried to ban cars – the extraordinary story of ‘Gridlock Sam” Authored by Aaron M Renn The public plaza and bike lanes now found throughout New York City have affectionately become known to detractors as the “war on cars.” But amazingly, a 1973 plan got very, … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 060– 16th to 22nd April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Animals Like Green Spaces in the City – And That’s a Problem’ Authored by Gabe Bullard An inclusive city must not only be limited to people. It must also talk about animals that share the city space. Cities high on green spaces, are high on thriving city animals. The question though is, … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 059– 9th to 15th April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Another Reason to Love Urban Green Space: It Fights Crime’ Authored by Julian Spector Looks like we just found more reason to love urban green spaces – The article throws light on a recent study that suggests adding greenery to a gray or vacant setting reduces criminal activity in the … Continue reading

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 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 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 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 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

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