Category: North America

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 settlement @johnny_miller_photography

Realities of informality on different continents

In the last part of our trilogy on informality within human settlements, we take a look at the realities of informality on different continents. We talk with two people who have first-hand experience, tell their stories and we share our own perceptions from around the globe.

Mumbai @johnny_miller_photography

Formalization processes in settlements

In the second part of our trilogy on informality within human settlements, we take a look at the formalization processes. We look at their history,weight the pros and cons, but also take a look at the initiators and give some examples. Please keep in mind that we did not pick the examples to either condemn or praise them, but simply to showcase the topic more clearly.

little postal boxes in black and white

The Data Gap

Data of all kinds is used to provide adequate spatial planning. Of course, what data we use has an impact on the results. In this episode, we talk about what role missing data plays, what value is attributed to certain data, and what kind of data gaps exist.