Posts tagged with 'housing construction'
To Fix City Slums, Don’t Just Knock Them Down: Involve Residents in Upgrading Efforts
To Fix City Slums, Don’t Just Knock Them Down: Involve Residents in Upgrading Efforts
Many cities, particularly in the global South, have large areas of informal settlements ‒ poor neighborhoods that grew organically, but which often lack structurally sound buildings and services like running water, sanitation and waste management. The traditional approach to upgrading ...
Hamburg, Germany to Cover Expanded Highway with Public Park
Hamburg, Germany to Cover Expanded Highway with Public Park
The City of Hamburg, Germany is planning on building elevated public parks on sections of the to-be-expanded  A7 (Highway 7), which is considered one of the most important north-south connectors in Germany. According to officials, parts of A7 are 26 ...
Kickstarter Gives a Boost to Sustainable Urban Development
Kickstarter Gives a Boost to Sustainable Urban Development
A new project listed on Kickstarter, a crowdsourced fundraising platform, is asking for support to create a documentary on gentrification in Brooklyn, New York. The documentary, “My Brooklyn,”  will explore the public policies of the past 10 years that have led to gentrification. ...