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  • What makes a city fun ! #funcities

    Why do we all adore some cities? Because , they inspire vitality in us. Fun Cities have so many things to do , learn & experience. What do we need to make this happen? 1) Special Public Spaces & parks 2) Strong community Networks 3)...

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  • Pere Buil: Barcelona’s public space focus is due to Democracy

    Pere Buil graduated from ETSAB (Barcelona, 2000). Founder of vora arquitectura with Toni Riba, an architectural studio located in Barcelona. Their works have been published in several international magazines. They have been awarded with, among others, A+ 2011, AJAC awards 2012, San Marco Awards 2013,...

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  • Bollywood Star Imran Khan says we need Livable cities!

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  • Bristol Mayor George Ferguson’s message for India 100 new Smart Cities

    George Ferguson is mayor of Bristol, UK. George was a past President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, was co-founder of Ferguson Mann Architects in 1979 and founded the national UK wide network of practices, Acanthus, in 1986. He has a wide variety of...

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  • Ricardo Bofill Jr on India’s 100 New Smart Cities

    More than 50 years after its founding, Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura (RBTA) remains at the forefront of the urban design and architectural professions. RBTA, founded in 1963 and led by Ricardo Bofill, Ricardo Bofill jr and Pablo Bofill, applies its visionary humanism and cultural...

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  • Barcelona Architect Alex Giménez: “Smart City is a stupid Idea! “

    Bio: Alex Giménez is an Architect & Professor of Urbanism at the School of Architecture of Barcelona, Polytechnic University of Catalunya. Professor of the Master in Public Space, Elisava School, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

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  • From Identity to Urbanity: A Thought for India’s Neo-Liberal Generation of Architects

    Twenty five years ago, when I entered architecture school in India, I found myself amidst an evolving dialogue on the identity of a post-colonial nation. By the early nineties – thanks to a handful of first generation, post-independence, Western-trained Indian architects – the best architecture...

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  • Interview: Pedro Ortiz on the “Art of Shaping the Metropolis”

    Pedro Ortiz is currently a Senior Urban Planner at the World Bank, Washington DC. Previously, he was Deputy Director of the Council of Architects of Madrid and Director of the Institute for Urban Renewal, a joint venture between the public and private sectors in Madrid. He...

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  • Why Japan Remains a Reference Point

    Noted Los Angeles based Urbanist Vinayak Bharne’s latest book “Zen Spaces and Neon Places – Reflections on Japanese Architecture and Urbanism,” has been praised as “….easily the most enjoyable book on Japan in a long time…..” It compiles the twenty-year intellectual relationship of an architect,...

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  • Re-MAKING our Public Spaces: Invitation to A DIY Urbanism Makathon

    We invite you to be an artist, painter, gardener, c0arpenter & mason to co-create and co-build our public spaces. What : Join renown artists, architects and urban planners in a fun Series of DIY workshops to ReMAKE  two dull open spaces  into special public spaces full...

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