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Weekly Roundup 069 – 18th to 24th June

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Divided Cities: South Africa’s Apartheid Legacy Photographed by Drone’ Authored by Hout Bay/Imizamo Yethu Pictures communicate so much more than words. They tell untold stories that are sometimes hard to express in any other way. Johnny Millers, an American photographer, uses a drone to take aerial view photographs of South African … Continue reading

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 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 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 061– 23rd to 29th April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘New York’s Newest Urban Farm Will Float Down The Hudson River’ Authored by Adele Peters Here is one more reason to love urban farming! New York City’s newest urban farm will look a little different from most: instead of factory-like rows of plants growing in a warehouse, it will be … 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 058– 2nd to 8th April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Zaha Hadid’s Little Known Plan to Redesign Phnom Penh’ Authored by Hul Reaksmey Like, love or hate her work, no architecture aficionado can ever admit to ignoring the prowess of Zaha Hadid. She was legendary in her boldness and design exploration. Almost always controversial, her projects have been on … 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 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

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