Questioning the Megalopolis in the Global South

Questioning the Megalopolis in the Global South Urban Cairo. Image © Nassim Wahba via Unsplash Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/989840/questioning-the-megalopolis As of today, over 50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and by 2050, this urban population will almost double in size, and 7 of 10 people in the … Read more

Public Spaces and Urban Areas: 12 Squares Viewed from Above

Public Spaces and Urban Areas: 12 Squares Viewed from Above Dubrovnik, Croatia. Drone photo by @spencerdavisphoto Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/947915/public-spaces-and-urban-areas-12-squares-viewed-from-above Some of the most characteristic features of city squares are related to the presence of people in the space and the purposes they are given, such as places for socializing, … Read more

It’s Time to Be Honest About the Impending Costs of Climate Change

It’s Time to Be Honest About the Impending Costs of Climate Change Hinds County Emergency Management personnel wade through flood waters in northeast Jackson, Miss. Image via The Hill Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/988604/its-time-to-be-honest-about-the-impending-costs-of-climate-change This article was originally published on Common Edge. The passage of the Biden Administration’s climate change package, … Read more

EPCOT: Walt Disney’s New Urbanist City

EPCOT: Walt Disney’s New Urbanist City Aerial view of EPCOT. Image © Disney Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/987892/epcot-walt-disneys-new-urbanist-city Beneath the Spaceship Earth geodesic sphere and the display of world cultures that symbolize Disney World’s EPCOT lies the buried vision for a utopian city. The original EPCOT – a community built around … Read more

Urbanism with a Gender Perspective: 7 Guidelines for the Design of Public Spaces in Buenos Aires

Urbanism with a Gender Perspective: 7 Guidelines for the Design of Public Spaces in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina. Image from sharptoyou. Image via Shutterstock Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/987849/urbanism-with-a-gender-perspective-7-guidelines-for-the-design-of-public-spaces-in-buenos-aires Understanding the diversity and plurality of people who inhabit and pass through cities on a daily basis, gender-responsive urban planning aims … Read more

The Global City and the (de)Evolution of the Public Realm

The Global City and the (de)Evolution of the Public Realm The Cenotaph, Martin Place. Image © Dominic Lorimer/Fairfax Syndication Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/987489/the-global-city-and-the-de-evolution-of-the-public-realm This article was originally published on Common Edge. In October 2011, inspired by the Arab Spring revolutions, thousands of people in Australia and in many other cities … Read more

Strategic Green Spaces: How to Make the Most of their Cooling Effects

Strategic Green Spaces: How to Make the Most of their Cooling Effects Re-Defining of the Small Wild Goose Pagoda Historical District by AECOM. Image © Chill Shine Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/986249/strategic-green-spaces-how-to-make-the-most-of-their-cooling-effects Urban green spaces are considered one of the most appropriate and accessible ways to mitigate the effects of rising … Read more

Sensory Maps: What the Sense of Smell Can Reveal about Urban Environments

Sensory Maps: What the Sense of Smell Can Reveal about Urban Environments Besiktas Fish Market Refurbishment by GAD Architecture. Image © Alp Eren Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/985983/sensory-maps-what-the-sense-of-smell-can-reveal-about-urban-environments Every city is a complex environment, bringing together people, cultures, architecture, commerce, and even nature. While experiencing a city, a lot of attention … Read more

Exclusionary Architecture: How Design Interventions in Public Spaces are Dismissing the Homeless

Exclusionary Architecture: How Design Interventions in Public Spaces are Dismissing the Homeless Re-development of Mina de la Ciutat Street / Lagula Arquitectes. Image © Adrià Goula Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/983864/exclusionary-architecture-how-design-interventions-in-public-spaces-are-contributing-to-homelessness Social responsibility and the desire to improve society has long been influenced by the built environment. Looking at city centers, … Read more

Invisible Landscapes: When Digital Tools Fail to Document

Invisible Landscapes: When Digital Tools Fail to Document Aerial view of New Delhi, India – an area only partially mapped by Google Street View. Image © Daily Overview Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/983526/invisible-landscapes-when-digital-tools-fail-to-document An online search away from any computer are eye-level views of many of the world’s cities. This technology … Read more