The Architecture of Kowloon Walled City: An Excerpt from ‘City of Darkness Revisited’

Who's afraid of imported solutions?

Digital urbanisms: being urban is being online

Who does the city work for? Where do people play in cities? What new inequalities are created in cities? What are the emergent third places in cites? What new technologies are built for cities? How do future scenarios of cities seduce policy makers, planners, and designers? 

This blog is where I track my interests in 1.) how people use cities, 2.) how cities use people, and 3.) the spatial production of knowledge that comes out of cities. 

Urbanism refers to processes that drive people to live in cities. My idea of Digital Urbanisms refers to processes that drive people to online sociality. I am interested in how Digital Urbanism presents a new geography of constraints and mobilities where the materiality of living in cities and its digital infrastructures are becoming mutually constituted. Being urban is not an outcome, it is a process, and this process now takes place online just as much as it takes place offline.

WUF7 UN-Habitat: e-debate

Urban Equity has become a universal concern. Income inequalities continue to grow, having surpassed the levels of the previous generation. Today, more than two thirds of the world’s population live in cities that have experienced over three decades of steadily increasing inequality. Rapidly urbanizing cities, then, have developed into agglomerates of intensely divided communities experiencing vastly different access to services and risks in their daily routines.

The World Urban Forum has historically promoted an open, and inclusive discourse among participants, moving outside of the traditional conference mold. This year’s Forum will serve as a tool to further incorporate equity into the global development agenda, as well as to inspire a robust participatory process towards Habitat III, the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, in 2016. WUF7 will be a launching pad for establishing new partnerships and expanding networks to advance the development equity agenda. 

University of Local Knowledge

Welcome to the University of Local Knowledge

What do you know?
How do you share it?
Who do you share it with?

The University of Local Knowledge (ULK) contains almost 900 short videos of local knowledge from members of the Knowle West community, which are arranged into courses in the University.

Join other community members in creating a unique online display of what we know and who we are in Knowle West.

Share what you know. 
Become a faculty member by uploading and sharing videos of your own knowledge. 
Be a ULK lecturer by arranging videos in the University to make your own playlist-like courses to view and share.

UNESCO: Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Sophisticated knowledge of the natural world is not confined to science. Societies from all parts of the world possess rich sets of experience, understanding and explanation. Local and indigenous knowledge refers to the understandings, skills and philosophies developed by societies with long histories of interaction with their natural surroundings. For rural and indigenous peoples, local knowledge informs decision-making about fundamental aspects of day-to-day life.

This knowledge is integral to a cultural complex that also encompasses language, systems of classification, resource use practices, social interactions, ritual and spirituality. These unique ways of knowing are important facets of the world’s cultural diversity, and provide a foundation for locally-appropriate sustainable development.

The Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) programme is a UNESCO interdisciplinary initiative that brings together expertise from the Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture, Communication & Information and Education.

A Theory of Architecture Part 2: The Adaptive Design Method

By the way. Thanks, Yuki.

This blog, after a *little* hiatus, will restart on a different mode (in order to preserve my excellent work performance of the last month). I’m now posting on sundays. Only on sundays. I’d better not come here at any other time.

Hello world!

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