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It’s Just Architecture! The Venice Biennale Architettura 2021

By |December 22nd 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing|Tags: , , |

“We need a new spatial contract”, says Hashim Sarkis, curator of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, inviting participants from all around the globe to ponder sustainability and the question ‘How will we live together’. But how just and sustainable can architecture truly be? A critical review by Aseman G. Bahadori

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From Timber Cities to Integrated Urban Planning – How to Make Our Cities More Climate-Friendly

By |November 18th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , |

The 11th of November was Cities Day at the recent climate conference COP26 in Glasgow. Together with BMZ and Cities Alliance, GIZ organised an event entitled “Cities built4climate – Shaping the global transformation in construction”. Considering that the construction sector is responsible for about 40 per cent of global CO2 emissions, it is particularly relevant to find ways to cut down emissions in construction.

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Storm-Proof Housing for the Urban Poor – Lessons from Da Nang, Vietnam

By |August 3rd 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Municipal & Climate Finance|Tags: , , , |

For low-income families in coastal areas of Vietnam, storm and typhoon damage is a constant threat to life and well-being. However, there is a way for them to escape the vicious cycle, involving proper financial and technical support for storm-resilience housing. Nguyen Anh Tho presents experiences from Da Nang City.

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Localising the SDGs through Architecture: Examples from a Sustainable Public School in Chile

By |July 15th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Al Borde Architects showcase how architecture can play a vital role in implementing the SDGs on a local level.

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How a Misdirected Land Use Law Disregards Coastal Dwellers’ Rights

By |March 25th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , |

Lagos' Waterfront Infrastructure Development Law facilitates the sacrifice of the rights of coastal residents to commercial real estate development. Omotayo Odukola on the constitution and unjust implementation of a land use law.

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