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Weekly Roundup 142 – 11th to 17th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘What Post-Industrial Cities Can Learn From Each Other‘ By Linda Poon A new alliance has representatives from Pittsburgh, Essen, Beijing, and other metros swapping strategies for transforming from a factory town to a sustainable city. At last week’s COP23 climate conference in Bonn, Germany, officials from other post-industrial cities … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 140 – 28th October to 3rd November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Why sustainable mobility matters?‘ The rising congestion in the cities has made it clear that without access to sustainable mobility, it will be much harder to end poverty and achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The green house gas emissions are not the only concern anymore related with transportation. The … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 138 – 14th to 20th October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How Commuting Choices Influence Quality of Life in Indian Cities‘ By Pallavi Pant This article examines new research by the University of Massachusetts and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi recently published in Environmental Research highlighting the need for detailed assessment of personal exposure to air pollutants in Indian cities, and argues … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 137 – 7th to 13th October

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 135 – 23rd to 29th September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Beijing unveils vision for ‘downsized’, liveable city with cleaner air‘ By Stuart Lau ‘Beijing is to be “downsized” and its population capped as the government tries to turn China’s sprawling, overcrowded capital into a liveable, international city with cleaner air.’ City authorities cap the population at 23 million from 2020 … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 133 – 9th to 15th September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Florence to adopt Stefano Boeri’s “anti-terror” planters proposal‘ Authored by Gunseli Yalcinkaya Cities are facing safety concerns due to a recent increase terrorist attacks.To protect people in public squares metal barriers,bollards and checkpoints are being installed .Is this the only way to ensure safety?Can it be done in a more … 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 128 – 5th to 11th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Linking urban land use to pollutants in constructed wetlands:Implications for stormwater and urban planning‘ Authored by David J. Sharley, Simon M. Sharp, Stephen Marshall, Katherine Jeppe, Vincent J. Pettigrove Constructed wetlands are recognized as a cost-effective and socially acceptable stormwater treatment option within urban landscapes, satisfying a range of urban … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 125 – 29th July to 04th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Urban-Rural Inequalities in Carbon Emissions’ Authored by Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira and Mahendra Sethi In the past, it has been have believed that carbon emissions are heavily correlated to a nation’s wealth. But studies over the past decade and data collected from more than 200 countries suggests that it is … Continue reading

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