Mumbai : Les Indiens ont une culture et une histoire très basée sur la religion, il n'est donc pas surprenant que Mumbai vienne du nom de la déesse Mumbadevi, ce qui signifie vaguement «mère» ou "déesse de pierre". Comme nous le savons tous, avant 1995 Mumbai a été connu sous le nom de Bombay, qui venait des Portugais qui l'avait initialement appelée il Bombaim
Dharavi slum, Mumbia, India
Interactive Photo Series Compares NYC's Past and Present
NYC Grid, a website run by Paul Sahner, seeks to map the entire city through photos. Each location presents a side-by-side look at one perspective of the designated place, revealing the differences and similarities over decades and even a century. With a moveable, dividing slider going straight down the middle, visitors are given the opportunity to shift between the past and present.
Parklets are tiny parks carved out of sections of streets previously reserved for car parking. San Francisco agreed with the provision the space must be open to the general public. The most popular civic reason for building parklets in large numbers is their low cost and effectiveness. The whole process is simple in that it doesn’t reconfigure either the street or the sidewalk but adds to the public domain in an appealing way.
Why So Many Emerging Megacities Remain So Poor
Why So Many Emerging Megacities Remain So Poor: Today's vast international shipping markets and a hugely interconnected global food supply means that cities no longer need to be so dependent on their own country's agricultural production allowing for a rise of urban cities in some of the world's most stubbornly poor countries. Poor governance means that density does not translate to economic growth in poor countries.
Saint-Pétersbourg : C'est le tsar Pierre le Grand qui a fondé et nommé cette ville russe célèbre en 1703. Le nom de la ville ne vient pas de son propre nom, mais de l'apôtre Saint Pierre. Fait intéressant, Pierre le Grand est mort dans la même ville (suite à un problème de vessie) en 1725.
The Secret to D.C.'s Stunning Population Growth? Old People
URBAN FLIGHT REVERSAL IN DC. Between 2000 and 2010, more than a million baby boomers moved out of areas 40 to 80 miles from city centers and a similar number moved to within five miles of city centers. Millennials, those born between the early 1980s and early 2000s, also have a decided preference for city living. The result is that the housing market in inner-city Washington and its closest suburbs remains the strongest in the region.
Shanty housing in Hong Kong - Shanty town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ricky Burdett, "Cities in an Urban Age: Does Design Matter?"
Developers and employers think transit access is great. But if the hurdles are too high, they’ll forgo it — choosing locations that shackle people to car dependence. University of Minnesota scholars propose a number of policy changes for the Twin Cities region to promote transit-oriented development.