Profit-oriented and speculation-driven development is not the inevitability of planning; it is time to revisit those past futures that worked for communities and for the planet before and beyond the late experiences of the Global North.
We will have to build unusual alliances, create resilient networks of grassroots institutions, foster models for sustainable circular economies.
Over the years, the women’s collective political power and economical importance has developed through the market space and has been a prevailing force in becoming the socio-economic engine of the region.
Envisioning a desirable future is an indispensable component of urban planning, a discipline largely concerned with imagining, shaping and planning for the future.
Meanwhile Communities Network explores the creation of a participatory digital platform that will automatically generate a live recording of vacant properties with potential to become meanwhile civic spaces.
There are over 10,000 villages in England, set only 2-3 miles apart and they offer an opportunity to advance a strategy which can alleviate housing pressure on the towns and turn villages into well-connected places for 21st century living.
The project aims to empower a diverse group of actors— with a focus on residents with minority backgrounds— to re-imagine how the space is used now and in the future.
The Net Blvd examines a collection of situations that happen in the digital era. These situations imply that cultural production happens on digital platforms, structuring our collective memory.
The journal is calling for submissions that critically review the relationship between the city and money and creatively reimagine how we live, measure, and value our places.
Annual CO2 emissions are now 45% higher than they were at the dawn of the millennium and 500% higher than the 1950s1. Carbon emissions from the richest 1% more than double…
A forest feeds itself, a perfect example of a circular economy. Life itself maintains the conditions for life. In gratitude, I tiptoe so as not to disturb it too much.
During the summer of 2019, the National Environmental Vision (De Nationale Omgevingsvisie-NOVI), was published in the Netherlands.
The availability of water has shaped civilizations for millennia. Water crosses international and interstate boundaries, while man tries to control it for economic and social gains.
What can we learn about liberty, natural law, and human nature from American revolutionaries before and after the 18th century to meet the challenges of the 21st century?
Nature elicits potent, contrasting emotions in us, from love and awe to fear and loss of control. As we become increasingly urbanised, we are distancing ourselves from wildness…
The proposal is to connect a neighbourhood, the city’s infrastructure and a hybrid ecosystem through the exploration of a specific place.
I first came across Neel Tamhane’s work when he was featured in the documentary 2040. He was working in Bangladesh helping villages to produce, consume, share or sell electricity.
The Mahakali lake lies on the Sabarmati river’s western side, as a part of the Tekra-Talav system in western Ahmedabad. Tekra-Talav system is the r…
Grassroots Rising by Ronnie Cummins is a guide for practical solutions for climate change reversal and building grassroots movements. In his own wo…
Emotions play a role in the way we see, inhabit and build cities. Whenever we avoid walking through dark parks at night, design uncomfortable bench…