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Weekly Roundup 094 – 10th to 16th December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Urban Sanity: Understanding Urban Mental Health Impacts and How to Create Saner, Happier Cities’ Authored by Todd Litman   A popular myth says urban living threatens happiness and sanity.As more people migrate towards urban areas,are such stories credible?Todd Litman provides research to understand urban mental health.Also,he discusses about better designed neighbourhoods … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 092 – 26th November to 2nd December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Bridging the gap between architecture/city planning and urban noise control’ Authored by Gemma Maria Echevarria Sanchez, Timothy Van Renterghem, Dick Botteldooren  This research article shows how SOUND can be an important component in planning and design.A holistic approach is applied to assess the effect of urban design on citizen’s perception of road … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 091 – 19th to 25th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The new Urban Agenda can strengthen land policies-with some caution’ Authored by Philipp Horn  The New Urban Agenda, a 20-year vision was adopted by nations worldwide at the UN Habitat III conference held in Quito in October,2016. The agenda has been discussed, debated and scrutinized by researchers and experts from across the globe. Philipp … 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 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 053 – 27th February to 4th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Cash for Cycling? Polluted Milan wants to pay commuters to bike to work’ Authored by Rosie Scammell   In attempt to counter the pollution problem, Milan offers to pay people who choose cycling to work. While this is definitely a step forward, one wonders if the proposal to pay is … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 034 – 17th to 23rd October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The Just City Essays – Visions for Urban Equity, Inclusivity and Opportunity’ Authored by Toni L Griffin, Ariella Cohen and David Maddox JMBC (J Max Bond Centre), with its partners the Nature of Cities and Next City, has released the first installment of “The Just City Essays” this week. The … Continue reading

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