Articles in this category: "urban"

Choice Architecture in Urban Space

The target of one million electric cars by 2020 is a good example of trying to solve the mobility problem by replacing our fossil-fueled car fleet with an electric car fleet, leading to more throughput of materials, more energy required for production, and more waste.

Pressure Points as leverages for Urban Transformation

The idea of finding and beginning a process of change in identified pressure points is nothing new. It has been used, often intuitively, in many locations and settings throughout the world.

Current Environmental Strategies and Why They Don’t Work

Efficiency improvements are usually seen as the first step in ‘sustainable’ resource management. However, taking efficiency measures as a starting point is fundamentally wrong.

Belgian brownout refugees?

Belgium is gearing up for electricity shortages predicted for this winter. The reason for the possible shortage is the sudden reduction of national production capacity due to the unexpected shutdown of 3 damaged nuclear reactors this year, and the closure of several gas power stations over the last years (due to declining profitability).


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The driving thought behind this BLOG is that we are in the need of a major transition in thinking and we need to get inspired. We have to approach ‘living’, ‘moving’, ‘using’, ‘creating’ in a different way. Many designers, urban planners, architects and other creative people are frontrunners for change and frontrunners need to be appreciated and shared.

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Katleen De Flander
Katleen De Flander
Urban Environmental Research
Architect | Urbanist | Project Curator
Juan Pablo Ayala-Cortés
Juan Pablo Ayala-Cortés
Industrial Designer
Social Scientist


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