The coming Habitat III proposal : National Urban Policy Commissions, seen as being a potential solution to apply a multi-level governance to tackle climate change.
Can cities learn from nature? Shannon Royden-Turner unpacks the principles of biomimicry as a way to effectively and sustainably move cities forward.
New York City’s 10-year plan to improve the energy efficiency by reducing building-based emissions 30% by 2025
Civil unrest and war has left this historic city and its residents facing serious humanitarian challenges. War is also threatening the architectural history that still stands strong in stone in the Ancient City of Damascus. Most of the violence has affected the outskirts of the city, however, important world history remains in danger as long as political instability continues.
Find out how this city caters to its citizens. Amongst other things, it has successfully shifted the CBD from being more car orientated to pedestrian-friendly, with creative laneways that are populated with covert boutiques, famed restaurants, hole-in-the-wall cafes and vibrant bars.
Man versus Nature – As Lagos keeps growing and threatening the wetlands and forests how will this affect the ecosystems?
Urban farming is a great idea. It is one way to address with land, agriculture and food security, but how can it be implemented in a city like Lagos. Tolu Ogulesi starts to look at solutions to this predicament.
“The future of cities is essential to the future of nature on earth.” says ecologist Eric Sanderson.
Cape Town has received an honourable mention at the World Green Building Council, Government Leadership Awards, held in conjunction with the UN Climate Change talks, COP19 in Warsaw.
Bold Idea: Prevent the building of a mall and transforming Princess Vlei into a successful public space. Central to this bold idea is engagement with all stakeholders, including the local communities, professionals, government, and developing a single goal for all parties for the design and use of the vlei. This is a bold idea because such convergence is sadly rare in South Africa.