Design

Reading Time: 2 minutes cluster model

Cluster Model In Suburbs Will Densify The City

A new study by India's National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) finds that using a cluster model for building in Mumbai's suburbs will further densify the city, negatively impacting the city's liveability.
Reading Time: 7 minutes BRT

BRT vs. Metro: Can One Replace The Other?

Cairo is looking up to Bogota's TransMilenio for inspiration to build it's first BRT. But can - and should - BRT replace Cairo's underground metro?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Akron

Akron Reclaims Public Space, Turning Freeway Into A Park

Following the lead of cities like San Francisco, Akron, Ohio has successfully campaigned to reclaim the space occupied by the Innerbelt Freeway in favor of a National Forest, with the aim of re-uniting communities separated 40 years ago by the highway.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Innovation District

Innovation Through Collisions: Innovate ABQ

As we continue our tour of U.S. Creative Cities, we visit Albuquerque to learn more about its Innovation District and speak to key stakeholders about how the Duke City aspires to create a new cluster for innovation - and collision.
Reading Time: 2 minutes surveillance

Ai WeiWei Brings Hansel & Gretel Surveillance Park To Big Apple

Artist and activist Ai WeiWei has partnered up with architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron to design a Hansel-and-Gretel-inspired surveillance park in New York City, bringing home the realities of live surveillance to visitors.
Reading Time: 6 minutes resilient

Disaster Risk Reduction Toolkit To Make Cities More Resilient

After last week's meetings in Cancun, Mexico, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) issued the updated the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities, providing a set of assessments that will allow local governments to monitor and review progress and challenges to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030.