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Minimalism

In this blog I explore the value of minimalism for many aspects of our urban lives. I draw parallels between such varied phenomena as urban acupuncture, resource-optimised engineering, consumption practices, communication and personal philosophies. Aesthetics Minimalism is most famous for … Continue reading

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Urban Heat Island for Beginners: Part 3 *

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Urban Heat Island for Beginners: Part 2 *

The Two Dimension of the UHI UHI is mainly dependent on the modification of the urban energy fluxes and, as a consequence, on the synoptic conditions in urban and rural sites. UHIs are characterized by two dimensions: an extension and … Continue reading

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Cities, Policies, Technology and the Mayors Challenge

“The strong mayor form … is in some ways a miniature presidency”, Clarence N. Stone Some recent articles in the press made me think of the need to more “healthy” cities in terms of economy, environment, and society. Our planet is … Continue reading

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