The ‘Z’ Word

A lone single-family house sits among town houses on Beall Street in Houston. Photo by Adam Clay.   Houston is…

Homes Characterization

The key similarity between Affordable housing schemes and Private housing developments, that both owners hide and try hard to accept…

At Nepal

In many locations around the world where Habitat for Humanity builds, concrete or fired clay bricks replace mud and thatch…

Comparisons on Cities

The richness of any discussion; comes for either participants from various knowledge areas or well versed professionals.. In these discussion…

Suburbia & City

My 1st impressions: American Suburbia uses Cars to reach Cities; European use Public Buses; Japanese use (Small) Trains. These three…

Resiliency vs. Risk

Assessing Resiliency and Risk: We Can’t Save It All Conversations around resiliency today seem to imply that planners and designers…

Metros 2030

By 2030 the UN predicts the world will have 43 megacities. Image: REUTERS/Aly Song   It is very clear how…

Cost of Corruption

Corruption is a global problem. It costs both money and lives. International collaboration is the only way to defeat it.…