Marking five years since the passing of renowned architect and artist Zaha Hadid, Zurich’s Galerie Gmurzynska presents a celebratory and revelatory exhibition of her work entitled “Abstracting the Landscape”.
The application of geospatial technologies for sustainable development is emerging fast.
In the next thirty years, more than two thirds of humanity is projected to live in urban areas with most of the urban population growth expected to happen in lower income nations.
With that in mind, there is an urgent need for planners to ensure that urban areas are inclusive, safe, sustainable and resilient enough to meet the anticipated population growth.
Historically, the indigenous, tribal peoples of the Middle East, called the Bedouins or the Bedawi, have often been excluded or overlooked compared to the settled populations within the Levant region.
There is a certain irony in the situation that having stalled many smart city projects around the world in 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to prove the catalyst for accelerating programmes via stimulus and recovery packages.
While it is common for Arab governments to look elsewhere for reform ideas, we believe that practitioners should consider a wealth of experience within the region. It may not align perfectly with global knowledge and practice, but neither is it wholly distinct.
Please do Like, Share, and Subscribe but most importantly feel free to Engage in the on-going discussions.
The more of the above, the more we would feel rewarded and above all motivated to carry on.
Donations (please use the button below) would be the best way to give us a hand along the way. Thanks in advance for any contribution.