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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 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 051– 13th to 19th Feb

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Is Urban farming only for rich hipsters?’ Authored by Gina Lovett “Anyone should be able to have their own farm’. Creating an accessible niche for the masses is key to the success of the concept of urban farming. Imagine a day in city/urban life where organic produce is available … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 050 – 6th Feb to 12th Feb

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Urbanization is a Major Driver of the Zika Virus’ Authored by Laura Bliss With the spread of the Zika virus resulting in a worldwide emergency, we try to understand the cause at the grass root level. Research and study shows that a major driving factor is the rapid urbanization. Haphazard … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 049 – 30th Jan to 5th Feb

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Could Freight Hubs become Eco-Villages’ Authored by Zack Mortice Conor O’shea, a landscape architect and assistant professor at Illinois Institute of Technology, believes the exurban regions that surround the city core need to be treated as integral parts of the city. These areas that consist of rail freights and agriculture … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 048 – 23rd to 29th Jan

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The Ethical City: An idea whose time has come’ Authored by Brendan Barrett “We can’t solve problems by using the same value system that created them”. With a poignant quote to boot, author Barrett discusses the notion and overwhelming need for the creation and sustenance of an Ethical City. With … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 047 – 16th to 22nd Jan

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How big cities are finding innovative ways to nudge people to ditch cars’ Authored by Alison Moodie In the wake of climate change oriented urban design decisions, there has been an increasing instance of Governments and public agencies joining forces with the private sector. Post the COP21, where the landmark … 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

HydRockabad

Blast, break, flatten: often the words used to describe the process involved in leveling rocks to make way for urban development. The natural rock formations are an integral (often overlooked) aspect of the narrative of Hyderabad’s rich history which lies on the Deccan Plateau. The age of the rocks date as far back as 2,500,000,000 years … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 045 – 2nd to 8th Jan

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Suburbs are Urban Places, Too’ Authored by Laura Vaughan With a brand new year upon us, it is a good time to visit preconceived notions and perhaps, make way for new perspectives. In this week’s article roundup, the author looks at suburban space which has traditionally been understood as … Continue reading

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