Rural villages worldwide are being deserted, as billions of people flock to cities to live in teeming squatter camps and slums. Stewart Brand says this is a good thing. Why? It’ll take you 3 minutes to find out.
Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education — and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world’s poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn. And this informal, disruptive new kind of school, he says, is what all schools...
Massive Small is a huge fan of the work of Jason Roberts and Better Block – this short documentary shows what their projects look like on the ground.
In the this extract from 2011 documentary Urbanized, Pritzker Prize winner Alejandro Aravena explains his approach to social housing with his architecture "do tank" Elemental.
Dutch architect, theorist and professor John Habraken (*1928) is one of the most controversial architects of his generation. Whereas some people revere him as a guru, others denounce him as a technocrat. In order to begin to grasp this person, who according to friends as well as foes has...
We love initiatives that improve people’s capabilities, that help people to optimise the resources they have to improve their own well-being. Solar technologies are changing the energy system and the way that citizens participate, giving them more than just electrical power. From D.C. to communities in Kenya, the possibilities...
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