Category: North America

Hostile city design

Hostile city design

We explore what happens when cities, buildings, and public spaces are specifically designed to antagonize! And share approaches that try to circumvent hostile or defensive architecture.

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.