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Weekly Roundup 137 – 7th to 13th Oct

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Should we retire the word Slum‘ By Jake Blumgart City Lab talks with Australian Academician Alex Mayne about his book ‘Slums: The History of Global injustice‘. Mayne supports his argument with findings and data from studying centuries of policy in Britain, Australia, India and the United states. He explains … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 132 – 2nd to 8th September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How government policies exacerbate hurricanes like Harvey‘ The culprit for hurricanes like Harvey is Climate Change by no surprise and that has been established time and over again. For more than a decade now, there has been substantial debate on who takes accountability for their actions that result in … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 131- 26th August to 1st September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How Much Are Trees Worth to Megacities?‘ Authored by Jessica Leigh Hester What picture does the word ‘megacities’ create in your mind? Megacities are often characterized by their skyscraper buildings,bustling population but rarely for their green cover.The article points a research on how green infrastructure can have multiple pay offs … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 122 – 1st to 7th July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Which is the world’s most bio diverse city? ‘ Authored by Feike De Jong Urbanisation has lasting impacts on the ecosystem of a place.Some of the largest cities lie in biodiversity hotspots and embrace multiple biomes .Sao Paolo along the Amazon rainforests ,Mexico City in the Savannah of Cerrado ,Singapore in … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 116 – 13th to 19th May

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Built Out- Barcelona Makes Space for an Urban Forest‘ Authored by Feargus O’Sullivan Many cities have been battling the issue of heat island effect owing to intense urbanization.Barcelona-a city dotted with many historical buildings has mapped out a plan to increase green cover in the city. Allocating park areas,diverting heavy … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 099 – 13th to 20th January

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Amsterdam’s new housing frontier: The unused space above stores?’ Authored by Feargus O’Sullivan The article is another example of Amsterdam’s long standing tradition of creating homes in less obvious spaces. This time through providing grants to those who are up for converting unused spaces within their premises into homes. The case … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 074 – 23rd to 29th July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK Pokécology: People will never put down their phones, but games can get them focused on nature Authored by Jessie Buettel and Barry W. Brook Two weeks ago, we wrote about the instant popularity of the game Pokemon GO. Since then, the game seems to have made the front page in multiple facets … 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 038 – 14th to 20th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The Urban Ultimatum: what should our cities be like?’ Authored by Deyan Sudjic The Urban Age programme has been relentlessly asking this, and similar questions, in search of an answer, for the last ten years now. LSE cities founded the Urban Age programme in 2005, to carry out research … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 036 – 31st October to 6th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘COP21: What it is and why it matters’ Authored by Yves Petit November 30th 2015 will witness the beginning of the annual UN Climate Conference (COP21), conducted in Paris this year. The objective of this year’s conference is to create an achievable climate action plan that all the nations of the world are in … Continue reading

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