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Weekly Roundup 104 – 25th February to 3rd March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Amsterdam is flooding, on purpose’ Authored by Fearguss O’Sullivan In an effort to introduce waterways into the city fabric, Amsterdam is clearing up road space. The revival plan includes a revamping of the Central Station in the city and increased parking space for cities sixty three percent cycling population- all under water! Read on … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 077 -13th to 19th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Neighborhoods can shape success – Down to the level of the city block’ Authored by Alexia Fernandez Campbell The Rio Olympics have been swamped with controversy from the very beginning. Right from toxic waters, to displaced residents, to the spread of the Zika virus. But the question repeatedly asked is, was … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 076 – 6th to 12th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Keep Calm and Swim On: The Hellhole that is the Indian Monsoon is Here to Stay’ Authored by Manu Balachandran and Maria Thomas It’s that time of the year again, where annual rainfalls, not so surprisingly, wreak havoc in the lives of the people of India. Every year, the months … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 075 – 30th July to 5th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How to Host the Olympics and Actually Improve Your City’s Transit’ Authored by Aarian Marshall Every two years, cities around the world make bids to the International Olympic Commission (IOC) to host the Olympic Games. Any city that wants to host the Olympic Games puts in its name to the IOC … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 073 – 16th to 22nd July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The graveyard of the Earth’: inside City 40, Russia’s deadly nuclear secret’ Authored by Samira Goetschel Russia’s Secret City 40 Is A Prison Of Nuclear Waste And Death. If that doesnt grab your attention, read on. At the perimeter of the city, a sign warns people not to enter the town … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 072 – 9th to 15th July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘”Pokemon Go” is Quietly helping People Fall in Love with Their Cities’ Authored by Mark Wilson Who would have thought that it would take a smart phone game to get people off their chairs and outdoors? Pokemon Go, an augmented reality mobile game, is barely a week old, and is all … Continue reading

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

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