Concept, Basic Characteristics & Preparation of Master Plan

Introduction to Master Plan With rapid urbanization and growth of the city, urban planning has received a major importance. This planning is done at various hierarchies to integrate a large region with a small area so that the development is done at a same pace. There are many legal documents made to promote development. Master … More Concept, Basic Characteristics & Preparation of Master Plan

In their rush to become “global”, cities risk creating spatial apartheid

In Maboneng, bikes and bistros abound. In adjacent inner-city Johannesburg, people struggle to survive. South African Tourism/Flickr The first thing I saw when stepping out of the taxi was a sign advertising craft beer, popular with hipsters everywhere. Sidewalk tables were occupied by attractive young people; a pleasant tableau of the multiracial middle classes eating … More In their rush to become “global”, cities risk creating spatial apartheid

Architectural Experimentarium or why constructed diversity does not work sometimes

It is not a secret that built environment influence immensely our behaviour, actions and perceptions. The question is rather, to what extent – whether the architecture can make people better neighbours, more responsible citizens, or happier urban dwellers. History is penetrated by understanding of power of architecture – from Gothic churches to Bauhaus residential estates … More Architectural Experimentarium or why constructed diversity does not work sometimes

Seven practical steps to protect our cities from the effects of climate change

Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable is now a global goal following the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda in New York in September. Achieving this target – sustainable development goal 11 – is vital because, for the first time in our history, more people live in cities than live in … More Seven practical steps to protect our cities from the effects of climate change