Conestoga Huts for the homeless

It is only 60 square feet of indoor living space. "It's just really warm and awesome and amazing," said Joscelyn. The main thing is it gets her off the streets and into a secure spot. "When you have a place to keep your possessions dry and safe instead of hauling them around, then you can... Continue Reading →

This is what we need to do to build healthy, happy cities

Almost half of the world’s population lives in the tropics and more than half of the world’s children. Image: REUTERS/Edgar Su This article is published in collaboration withThe Conversation 03 Apr 2019 Karine DupréAssociate Professor in Architecture, , Griffith University Silvia TavaresLecturer in Urban Design, , James Cook University Jane CoulonLecturer, School of Architecture Explore... Continue Reading →

CAR WARS

To maintain its liveability Melbourne needs to change its attitude towards car use   Thu, 04/04/2019 - 10:30 Laurence Dragomir OPINION It's not everyday I find myself writing about transport-related issues - this is usually the domain of Alastair Taylor - but as Melbourne's population continues to soar it is seriously at risk of becoming a victim of its... Continue Reading →

Urban Risk Takers..!

  Cities on waterfront have a inevitable feat with implication of Climate Change.. Early settlers aren't blamed, but the late ones are.. Gradual reinstatement is fairly manageable, yet never starts on time..!! I think a DNA of Urban Risk Taking..! Similarly, our mysterious humane tendency to build in bottom of valleys; without sufficient contingencies or... Continue Reading →

Tram-based systems can connect cities and regions

Blackpool tramway, UK. There is potential to link the newly-refurbished Blackpool tram to the national rail network, either with an extended tram system or tram-train along the South Fylde Line.   The €26.8m Sintropher project, led by The Bartlett's School of Planning, shows how tram-based systems can connect cities and regions to improve prosperity. Sintropher... Continue Reading →

7 American cities that could disappear by 2100

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Rising sea levels threaten to submerge entire cities by 2100. The cities most vulnerable to flooding in the US are low-lying coastal areas. If the worst projections of sea-level rise wind up being correct, cities like Miami and New Orleans could find themselves underwater. No city is immune to the effects of a warming world,... Continue Reading →

ULEZ London

  London’s journey to becoming a car-free city is moving up a gear. On Monday the new Ultra-Low Emission Zone will be introduced by Mayor Sadiq Khan who also wants more central London streets pedestrianised and a ban on car parkingspaces at new London homes and office blocks. Cycling mania has long gripped the capital but last... Continue Reading →

What slums can teach us about building the cities of the future

Informal housing, be it in the barrio, tugurio, favela, bidonville, gecekondu or kampung, supports the majority of rapidly urbanizing populations in cities of the global South. Yet, many city planners and housing policymakers still regard such urban vernaculars primarily as evidence of backwardness, social malaise, economic involution and planning failure. When lumped together as “slums”,... Continue Reading →

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