Collaborate Groups, projects & programmes, discussions, Q&A

Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 17:46
Look at this video please   It is about Torre David, an office tower that has become transformed into living space by squatters, following the building projects collapse as a result of financial crisis.  This is a very interesting model for renovating our cities, and humanising space.   " Torre David Torre David, a 45-story office tower in Caracas designed by the distinguished Venezuelan architect Enrique Gómez, was almost complete when it was abandoned following the death of its... Read more
Posted on Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 21:44
I would like members of this network to have a look at the following essay that I wrote, where I envisage what would be necessary to deliver an adequate response to the challenge of slums around the world, highlighting the importance of approaching the subject from a completely new paradigm.  I would like to know if some of the ideas resonate with group members, and if we can establish a consensus regarding some of the assumptions which I offer in the article.  I think starting from a full problematisation of slum realities enables us to address the question at least as honestly as we can,... Read more
Posted on Monday, September 3, 2012 - 09:52
Rapid growth and rising popularity of the informal modes of transport among the low income population groups in urban areas can be attributed to the rising demand for urban mobility and the inability of the government to provide adequate and affordable formal transport systems. These systems have emerged to meet the unfilled mobility demand. Realising the role of informal transport in urban mobility systems in developing countries, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi and UN-Habitat are initiating an electronic discussion. We look forward to your views on the following and... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 20:01
  The oldest ideas on regeneration are the best, right? Over past 12 months leading Chinese municipalities such as Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Shenzhen have been gearing up to run carbon-trading trials. Why so? These pilots imposed by the state planning body are intended to help China deal with the dilemma of decoupling emissions from growth in the face of escalating pollution and resource scarcity. What is noteworthy here is that these pilots include areas designated as Special Economic Zones (SEZs).This is interesting because the past 3 years or so has seen a remarkable rise in interest... Read more
Posted on Monday, May 21, 2012 - 15:24
This discussion looks into ways through technological innovations,designs,strategies,and policies employed by cities to increase  energy efficiency, reduce Carbon emissions, and improve overall access and and mobility for the increasingly crowding cities.especially on vehicles and urban infrastructure. we would like inputs on the designs,strategies and policies that cities should employ  to increase innovations that go beyond incremental improvements and utilize system-level intergration and ecosystem solutions.    
Posted on Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 11:53
Working hand in hand is the main scope of this project ( the participation of the population) Urbanization of the Palestinian refugees camps in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank:  arrange the urban structure of the camps, so as to be suitable for future socio-economic develpment with a special and sensitive protection of the environment. Improving the living conditions of the camp populations; with a deep understanding of the diffrent origines of the palestinian population(refugees, local, bedwin, returnees)          
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 15:47
Water is life. This discussion comes to help urban stakeholders come up with ideas on how to improve access to water and to improve sanitation levels in our cities and urban areas.
Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 20:59
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