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Weekly Roundup 068 – Jun 11th – 17th

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Internet of bins – Smart, Solar powered trash cans in Colombia’ Authored by Elaine Ramirez With growing issues of urban waste suffocating our cities, the techies from around the world have taken up the challenge to pave new ways to find a solution to it. This article highlights tech-savvy inventions that target effective … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 064 – 14th to 20th May

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Darkness is a luxury not granted to Britain’s council estates’ Authored by Mona Sloane If we were to think of access to light as a commodity,  would stocking up on it imply some have it better than others? Or is darkness a luxury to be afforded by the elite? … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 057 – 26th March to 1st April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Before-and-After Photo Archive of the World’s Best Street Design’ Authored by Feargus O’Sullivan Urbi-I, a Brazilian urban design collective, created a gallery that showcases the before and after street images from around the world. The gallery essentially tracks the widespread transformation of streets from being automobile centric to being pedestrian … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 056 – 19th to 25th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Cities of the future could look like Burning Man’ Authored by Allissa Walker A must do on most design enthusiasts lists, the Burning Man festival is an urban social experiment in itself. The festival generates outlandish and radical   expressions of design in every form. With the ‘city’ razed … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 029 – 12th to 18th September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Why India should reject China’s obsession with bigger, denser megacities’ Authored by Matias Echanove and Rahul Srivastava Co-Founders of an urban action-research think tank – an anthropologist and economist discuss and compare the urban growth between China’s gargantuan mega-cities and India’s frantic attempt to catch up with China’s rate of … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 016 – 13th to 19th June

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Transforming Melbourne : Are Tall buildings the best solution for a growing city?’ Authored by Max Walton Melbourne is facing one of the biggest challenges of growing cities around the world – the ever-expanding need for affordable housing stock within the metropolitan area. While general planning theory and practice have embraced the … Continue reading

A Density Of Quality

In their seminal book on cities, “FARMAX”; the Dutch architects MVRDV make the observation that Asian cities are usually two sets of urbanisms juxtaposed upon each other. The first, a Planned City; designed and planned by governments and other institutions; and a second (perhaps more vital) city; formed by the pragmatic necessities of context and demand, … Continue reading

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