Category Archives: Heritage and Planning

Smarter past, smarter future: lessons for smart cities

The smart city is much discussed as a sustainable urban development model. However, as discussed in former posts on the blog, “smartness” is in the eye of the beholder. Smart cities of the past can help us plan smart(er) cities. … Continue reading

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Green Infrastructure and Green City: The lenses to evaluate urban greening

Urban greening and green infrastructure are at the heart of contemporary urban sector discussion in the light of climate change debate. In fact, green infrastructure, in terms of using renewable energy and clean energy, is older concept than urban greening. … Continue reading

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A reflection on smart city and urban future

Since its inception, the smart city concept has gone through many criticism and transformation to be finally adopted in Indian context. First, the central government was convinced to change their policy from 100 new smart cities to 100 smart cities … Continue reading

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“Bring back the Royal Arch!” Dealing with the past in Scotland’s independence city.

Guest author: Andrew Hoolachan, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge. The city of Dundee is Scotland’s most pro-independence city. The Scottish National Party represents the city at all tiers of governance and the city returned the highest percentage of voters … Continue reading

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More socialism for post-socialist urbanisations?

By Irina Paraschivoiu (LSE) & Fabian Wenner (LSE) After the demise of socialism in the 1990s, many Eastern European and Asian states saw a wave of privatisation of formerly public services and assets, from social housing to land itself. Planning, as … Continue reading

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Cultural Heritage versus Ecology in the Ohrid World Heritage Management Plan.

It was concluded in Ljubljana, the European project Sustcult ” Achieving sustainability through an integrated approach to the management of cultural heritage “, who wanted to investigate the possibility of including the heritage management, in relation to the development of … Continue reading

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Glasgow’s Desperate Moment: iconoclasm for the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Guest author: Andrew Hoolachan, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge. Note from the editors: we are happy to see that this insightful post is timely with public and academic debates, such as this recently published article on Open Security shows. Abstract: This article … Continue reading

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