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Architectural and urban recycling: challenges and perspectives

Guest author: Amine Mseddi (Szent Istvan University of Budapest) Architectural and urban recycling is seen as an economic and pragmatic approach. In an urban fa...

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“Bring back the Royal Arch!” Dealing with the past in Scotland’s independence city.

Guest author: Andrew Hoolachan, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge. The city of Dundee is Scotland’s most pro-independence city. The Scottish N...

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Feeding the melting pot: Inclusive sustainable diets in the multi-ethnic city

Guest author: Anke Brons (Aeres University of Applied Sciences, Almere and Wageningen University) Note: This post was initially published on the blog of the The...

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Bus Stations as a transition zone to deal with safety

Authors: Manisha Sharma and Chandrima Mukhopadhyay Users of bus services in Delhi, India, have identified safety as a vital factor to deliver quality services a...

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"Relational" ecology : rethinking relationships between man and the natural environment

Guest authors: Damien Deville (Paul Valéry University) and Pierre Spielewoy (Rouen University & French Natural History Museum) This post is a free translati...

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Swarming Landscape – the art of designing for climate adaptation. A book review

In the last decades cities have been responsible for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions. In turn, the effects of climate change such as extreme natural ev...

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Urban Heat Island for Beginners: Part 5 *

Impacts There are many socio-economic impacts related to the increase of urban temperature exacerbated by the increase in the global warming. The implications o...

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Urban Heat Island for Beginners: Part 4 *

Physics of the UHI Phenomenon The energy balance ambient air-Earth surface is governed by energy gains, losses and storage and can be explained by the following...

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Urban Heat Island for Beginners: Part 3 *

The Vertical Profile of UHI Any change in the surface energy budget and in the surface temperatures produces effects on urban heat island (UHI) that can be noti...

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Urban Heat Island for Beginners: Part 2 *

The Two Dimension of the UHI UHI is mainly dependent on the modification of the urban energy fluxes and, as a consequence, on the synoptic conditions in urban a...

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Urban Heat Island for Beginners: Part 1 *

The urban population is increasing worldwide and the urban expansion or the increase in urban density can affect both the global and the local climate having co...

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Eco-districts and their impacts on clean tech growth

Stockholm is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, with over one million new residents expected in the Swedish Capital in the next 25 years. The landscap...

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Are Urban Sustainability and Resilience legitimizing social un-justice?

Authors: Lorenzo Chelleri and Isabelle Anguelovski The concept of urban sustainability has been around for many decades, receiving the attention of the whole sp...

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In memory of Prof. Vanessa Watson

From the AESOP YA we want to share this article by African Centre for Cities (ACC) Director Edgar Pieterse, and his reflection on Prof. Watson contribution to p...

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Centering a critical urban geography of disaster-prone areas

8 min. read Natural disasters are often identified in the parlance as 'acts of God', and their human victims, as the costs of encountering a juggernaut. Another...

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(Abstract Deadline EXTENDED) PlaNext Special issue - Cities in the face of crises: Planning & designing future living environments

3 min read. We are pleased to inform that there is still time until the 31st of December to take part in the Special Issue of PlaNext: Cities in the face of cri...

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Introducing the new AESOP YA Coordination Team: Tjark Gall

3 min. read + video. Continuing with the presentation of the new members of AESOP YA Coordination Team, today we engage with the thoughts and personal introduct...

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Urban Mobility and the Colombian experience: Institutional Failure, Informality and Autonomy.

7 min. read. We continue with our series on themes from the global South, with a short article by our editor-in-chief, Luis Lozano-Paredes. This series on the g...

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How can colour contribute to fostering urban justice?

14 min. read A summary examining the potential of so-called “placemaking” interventions in terms of strengthening urban justice, using the placemaking strategy ...

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The AESOP YA Blog is getting a new design!

2 min read. As we passed the torch to our new YA blog team, one of the decisions we took was to change the aesthetics of the blog to make it more reachable for ...

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