Urban sprawl and rapid urbanisation have pushed agricultural lands beyond its core population and supply has become a complex logistical endeavour. Perhaps as a response to these shifts in production, urban agriculture has been gaining popularity in cities around the world. Join #CityTalk as we discuss urban agriculture and its social, cultural and economic implications.
Exploring the opportunities and possibilities of collaborative community gardening in Washington D.C.
‘This is a city haunted by the past, nostalgic for the future and unable to live in the present.’ This opening message demonstrates the polemic of Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ ‘second city’.
A preview tour of one of the latest additions to London’s skyline- the Leadenhall Building, more commonly known as ‘The Chessegrater’.
60 million people every year are heading into the cities and the UN estimates the trend is going to continue until 85% of the whole population end up living in the cities. With the vast migration to urban spaces, the challlenge is creating cities that are space efficient and intergrated.
As infrastructure and citizens become more technologically-enabled than ever before, this concept of urban flow becomes easier to measure. The immense amount of data generated in cities can offer us an improved understanding of how everything from water to waste to people to cargo moves around. All these collective actions of the city form part of the urban metabolism.
Do we need a new approach to the RDP housing being delivered in South Africa? Lawden Holmes, a finalist for the Better Living Challenge, shares his design for a housing unit which turns the unsustainable problem of backyard shacks into a solution
We all need to know more about the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the international public health emergency affecting West Africa
As a society we are taught to distrust and isolate ourselves from strangers; yet this concept is flipped on its head as soon as we travel to a new place and become more open to exploration. How can we “unlearn” this tendency without having to leave the comfort of our own city?
Watch this short video about how Durban took a rarely-used district and converted it into a pedestrian-friendly hub. What other architectural initiatives can increase residents’ accessibility within their cities?