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Achieving Together: AeT Intern 2013 Regional “Architectural Student of the Year”

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by Tasmi Quazi Mongezi’s thesis explores urban informality as a generator for meaningful built form through his proposal for a multipurpose trade hub in Warwick Junction. The proposed building is to support informal traders that need a productive space to facilitate their work. The central design challenge he poses is “Why not have the courage, where… Read more »

Bogota’s Zero Waste Programme Mayoral Controversy

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On March 2, 2014, Bogota will be holding a referendum on whether to reinstate its Mayor, Gustavo Petro, after he was removed from office by a ruling of Colombia’s Inspector-General Alejandro Ordóñez. The Inspector-General of Colombia has ruled that Petro, who was democratically-elected, Gustavo Petro, should be removed from his position based on actions taken… Read more »

Critique from the Streets: The Parallels between Turkey, Brazil & South Africa

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By Richard Dobson & Tasmi Quazi, Asiye eTafuleni. Originally posted by Asiye eTafuleni (see original post) Recent state approaches to the determined pursuit of “world class” urbanism without adequate public participation and the ensuing protests in both Brazil and Turkey are corroborating the South African experience—namely, how damaging this approach is to basic service provision… Read more »

Crítica das Ruas: pontos Comuns entre Turquia, Brasil e África do Sul

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Por Richard Dobson & Tasmi Quazi Abordagens recentes do estado para a busca desenfreada pelo urbanismo “de alto nível” sem a participação pública adequada e os protestos resultantes no Brasil e na Turquia corroboram a experiência da África do Sul: o quão danosa tal abordagem é para a prestação de serviços básicos para as camadas… Read more »

Crítica desde las Calles: Los Paralelismos entre Turquía, Brasil y Sudáfrica

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Por Richard Dobson y Tasmi Quazi, Asiye eTafuleni.  Recientes enfoques estatales planteados como respuesta a la búsqueda tenaz de un urbanismo de “clase mundial”, pero fraguados sin una participación pública adecuada, y las subsecuentes protestas tanto en Brasil como en Turquía, han corroborado la experiencia sudafricana – es decir, la confirmación de cuan perjudicial resulta… Read more »