Posts Tagged: megacities

Diary from Mumbai: Part I

By: Ariana K MacPherson **Cross-posted from the SDI blog** Mumbai has a constant buzz. That is the best way to put it. The city is always moving, coming and going in all directions And full of light. I arrived in

Diary from Mumbai: Part I

By: Ariana K MacPherson **Cross-posted from the SDI blog** Mumbai has a constant buzz. That is the best way to put it. The city is always moving, coming and going in all directions And full of light. I arrived in

Shenzhen: The “Instant City”

We will be starting a new monthly profile of cities around the world that have experienced unprecedented growth. Hopefully this will give insight into some of the massive challenges that planners and governments face in accommodating this growth and what

Shenzhen: The “Instant City”

We will be starting a new monthly profile of cities around the world that have experienced unprecedented growth. Hopefully this will give insight into some of the massive challenges that planners and governments face in accommodating this growth and what

If the City is an Equation where do slums fit in?

When I first read about Geoffrey West’s plan to “solve the city” I was not too surprised by the his idea of metropolis as a “sprawling organism,” and thus the reason cities keep on growing, “is their ability to create

If the City is an Equation where do slums fit in?

When I first read about Geoffrey West’s plan to “solve the city” I was not too surprised by the his idea of metropolis as a “sprawling organism,” and thus the reason cities keep on growing, “is their ability to create

Visiting Navotas: The Slums of Manila

In the third and final article of his series on Manila, the capital mega-city region of the Philippines, Australian urban planner Marcus Tudehope ventures to  Navotas, one of the seventeen cities that make of the Metro Manila region. The slums

Visiting Navotas: The Slums of Manila

In the third and final article of his series on Manila, the capital mega-city region of the Philippines, Australian urban planner Marcus Tudehope ventures to  Navotas, one of the seventeen cities that make of the Metro Manila region. The slums

Turning Urban Symposium @ UVA

I was very excited to see that my alma mater, the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, will be hosting a symposium this weekend about innovation in megacities. I hope all of the urbanist in Charlottesville enjoy this

Turning Urban Symposium @ UVA

I was very excited to see that my alma mater, the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, will be hosting a symposium this weekend about innovation in megacities. I hope all of the urbanist in Charlottesville enjoy this

Mini-sanitation for Megacities

The rapid growth patterns of megacities in developing countries are unpredictable. Sanitation infrastructure, on the other hand, is pretty rigid. It’s usually reactionary as well – housing sprouts up, and sanitation is dealt with later, often when donor funding comes

Mini-sanitation for Megacities

The rapid growth patterns of megacities in developing countries are unpredictable. Sanitation infrastructure, on the other hand, is pretty rigid. It’s usually reactionary as well – housing sprouts up, and sanitation is dealt with later, often when donor funding comes

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Unnamed Chinese Mega City of 42 Million will Merge Nine Cities

The British newspaper The Telegraph reported in January about a new proposed Mega City in the south of China that would merge nine cities in the Pearl River Delta region, including Guangzhou and Shenzhen. It will be twice the size of

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Unnamed Chinese Mega City of 42 Million will Merge Nine Cities

The British newspaper The Telegraph reported in January about a new proposed Mega City in the south of China that would merge nine cities in the Pearl River Delta region, including Guangzhou and Shenzhen. It will be twice the size of