Category: Germany

grand canyon settlement

Vernacular Architecture

In this episode we talk about vernacular architecture around the world. We talked with Bouchra Idrissi of the Africa Innovation Network about the definitions, advantages and challenges of vernacular architecture.

four cities with different approaches to walkability

Walkable City

This episode focusses on the walkability of cities around the globe. We give you a small test to check your city, look at the history of the concept with Jane Jacobs and share some perspectives on Shanghai, Shenzhen as well as a bit of a critical look.

Informal and formal settlements in two pictures

Formality & Informality

In this first part of our trilogy on informality within human settlements, we take a look at the definition of informality, the relation to the term slum, and the advantages and disadvantages of informality.

city view of Mwanza

Learning from the South

This episode focusses on the terminology: Global South and North, and follows the research of Sarah Kusché in Tanzania which helped deduce six lessons learned from the Community-based infrastructure Upgrading projects in Mwanza and Dar Es Salaam.