RIO DE JANEIRO: CONTRAST AND RENOVATION

Rio is one of the most important cities in South America and also one of the most recognized in the world. During my last visit to the “Marvelous City”, Rio was in the final preparations to host the Summer Olympic Games, an event that would mark a before and after in its urban development and…
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LONDON UNCOVERED: Ghosts of the Past

London Uncovered is a series of blog posts that reveal London’s lesser known facts. In my previous blog post I explored the lost rivers of this magnificent city. The current blog post will give you a glimpse into some ghosts of the past, which at their time were important drivers of the London’s city life …
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Comment on “Sustainable Urban Transport in Chinese Cities”, by Runyu Zhang

The problem of traffic congestion in China explained by my colleague Runyu Zhang is a similar case to other cities in recently industrialized countries (Worldatlas, 2017), where the entry of more cars is collapsing the road infrastructure, causing unbearable traffic and generating higher contaminant emissions into the atmosphere. This is another example of how unsustainable…
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Comment on Sustainable Urban Transport

Sherry’s post looks in to the issue of road congestion in major cities around the world, reflecting on the Sustainable Urban Transport approach to combatting this issue. She also picks up on the numerous environmental, social and economic challenges faced in densely populated cities. Moreover, how these challenges can be flipped to benefit the city…
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Comment on Compact Form by Tommy Sheriff

Tommy highlights that cars have changed the way our cities are designed and we have moved away from the human-scale. As urban designers we are challenged to create compact, multi-functional urban form that creates ample opportunity for pedestrians, cyclists and economically viable public transport. In my comment I would like to explore examples which have been successful…
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