A2B1-3. Villages, Neighbourhoods & Cities

Rewilding our cities

Architecture Rewilding our cities: beauty, biodiversity and the biophilic cities movement New York’s Highline shows that even the densest city environment can be rewilded, creating habitats for native species and green spaces for the community. Photograph: Gary Hershorn/Getty Images Buildings covered in plants do more than just make the cityscape attractive – they contribute to … Continuer la lecture »

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Skinny towers in Sydney and Melbourne

Skinny towers: with few prime city sites left, Sydney and Melbourne are going tall and slim Sydney’s Pencil Tower hotel will be 6.4 metres wide, 100 metres high and 34 metres deep. An ingenious solution – or foolhardy? Neil Durbach, architect of the proposed Pencil Tower hotel, says ‘each [hotel] room is super compact, it’s … Continuer la lecture »

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Architects hope to tear down garden fences of England’s future homes.

Finalists in design contest plan communal gardens to boost social integration on estates Direct link to The Guardian By Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent Sun 23 Aug 2020 15.13 BST Igloo has proposed car-free, self-build estates with communal gardens. Photograph: Homes for the Future Could it be farewell to the traditional back garden? Architects shortlisted by … Continuer la lecture »

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Steve McQueen unveils his epic portrait of London’s Year 3 pupils

Turner Prize-winning artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen unveils his epic portrait of London’s Year 3 pupils This epic display of portraits appears in a year when Britain’s education system has been challenged as never before. These photographs of all Year 3 pupils in London schools show the old ordinary life with entire classes posed … Continuer la lecture »

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Wwoofing : voluntourism focused on organic farming

WWOOF is a worldwide movement and networking platform whose aim is to link volunteers with organic farmers and growers, to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange, thus helping to build a sustainable, global community. As volunteers (or WWOOFers ) people live alongside their host helping with daily tasks and experiencing … Continuer la lecture »

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Couchsurfing : a new way to travel ?

Couchsurfing is a hospitality service and social networking website which provides a platform for members either to stay as a guest at someone’s home, or host travelers, or meet other members, or join an event. Unlike many hospitality services, Couchsurfing is an example of the gift economy because there is no monetary exchange between members … Continuer la lecture »

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Volunteering and Voluntourism

Some people think volunteering is a positive action and a means to learn from others while giving a helping hand. Others believe it creates more harm than good. Some even use it to turn charity into big business. Listen to all these reports giving you several views on the topic.   THE VOLUNTOURIST : vacationing … Continuer la lecture »

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