Category: planning

All topics related to spatial planning

empty plaza and security camera

Between hostile & defensible design

Where do you draw the line? In this episode, we look at the historic routes and international dimensions of hostile design and defensible architecture. Let us know: What would you say? What makes a measure hostile to you? Have you noticed any in your city or town?

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.