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SPOTLIGHT ON: WORLD URBAN FORUM

Quality Urban Fabric Will Determine the Fate of Tomorrow’s Cities

By |June 21st 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing|Tags: , , |

While we assume cities will continue to face rapid growth, the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced a trend which counters linear population projections: qualified professionals no longer move where work is, but work from where they want to live. If, before the pandemic, cities competed to attract head offices or multinational corporations, today they have to compete for each qualified individual.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: LIVEABLE CITES

Engineering the Perfectly Pedestrian City

By |May 10th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban Mobility|Tags: , |

Shyam Khandekar explains how cities can be built with humans as the focus of attention.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: LIVEABLE CITIES

Empowerment Through Blocking-Out In Cape Town’s Informal Settlements

By |May 5th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , |

How can architectural solutions contribute to increase liveability in informal settlements? Alfredo Brillembourg portrays how the process of blocking-out facilitated the empowerment and upgrading in the informal settlement of Khayelitsha.

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Rethinking Resilience In Bangladesh’s Urban Slum Communities: An Experimental Thought

By |March 30th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing|Tags: , , , |

When thinking about the resilience of urban poor, it is worthwhile to think of resilience as a dynamic process of transition on individual and household level, argue Zakir Hossain and Mostafizur Rahman.

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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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