URBAN EXPLORATIONS – Featured Articles Archives – Page 2 of 4 – CITIES Foundation

A showcase of articles by authors who work with the themes
of cities and the urban landscape

When are personalised, experience-based routes going to be included in digital navigation?

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Urban areas are experiencing change, including new values, expectations and practices surrounding how we interact with our built environment. Here, Urban Reporter Anja Wolf explores the potential for enabling more choice in digital navigation.
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(In)formal Harare

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Can citizen-led initiatives ease the friction between the informal and formal economies in Zimbabwe’s capital?
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Hotel Spotlight: The Mira Hong Kong Speaks on Urban Contemporary Sustainability

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How are hotels shaping environmental and social sustainability in cities? Here, we take an inside look, presenting an interview with The Mira Hong Kong, the city’s leading member of Design Hotels™, in thanks for their support of We Own The City book launch Hong Kong.
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Modern-day Noah’s arks clean up polluted boatyard De Ceuvel

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A unique sustinable urban development site, De Ceuvel boatyard has turned 'from a polluted brownfield to a cleantech playground'. In this article, journalist/blogger Nicola Chadwick offers an inside look at the history, happenings and tastes of the progressive development and operation of Café De Ceuvel.
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Book: ‘Second Nature Urban Agriculture’ Pushes for Food Productive Cities

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Will cities of the future simply consume, or simultaneously and sustainably produce? ‘Second Nature Urban Agriculture’ offers an in-depth analysis sided with actions for designing sustainable urban agricultural infrastructure. Read more here.
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Review: MONU Magazine #20 on “Geographical Urbanism”

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MONU magazine's latest edition examines ‘Geographical Urbanism’. In this review, Karlis Ratnieks emphasizes the plurality of geography’s implications on urbanization in order to push geography toward a critical practice.
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Book Review: Companion to Urban Regeneration

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After reading We Own The City, fuel your ideas for new urban processes further with this book on urban regeneration.
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MOMA – Putting Empty Buildings to (Multi)Use

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Built in the 1960s, the GAK building in Bos en Lommer has been empty since 2005. ZECC Architects from Utrecht rebuilt the plinth into a modernly renovated space housing MOMA – an innovative space where inspiration spreads and new ideas are tested, among the many welcoming uses of MOMA
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Tactical Urbanism: Small-Scale Intervention, Large-Scale Impact

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Tactical Urbanism: this article attempts to answer its role, aims and significance in the urban landscape.
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Bottom Up – Sustainable (Re) Design

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How the new culture of sustainism is reshaping the cities, landscapes, architecture and heritage
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Tallinn – between populism and the deep blue sea

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In 2011, Tallinn was the European Capital of Culture, and the programme included a festival of urban installations, LIFT11[1]. The installation ‘Kalarand’ drew attention to Kalarand, formerly a closed industrial seaside area and now an unofficial bathing spot.
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MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY OF NYC – SO FAR SO GOOD

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The Municipal Art Society of New York, gently sent us this video as an urban exploration of NYC, the video depicts a quiet, civilized urban population. The imagery is formidable, a must see for anyone that wants to take a positive urban breath, before, during or after holiday times.
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