HBL News: The State of World Population 2011

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Quinta Monroy housing project by Alejandro Aravena: houses which residents can complete themselves. Image via Elemental
British broadsheet The Observer reported on Sunday that the United Nations' major forthcoming report, The State of World Population 2011, will warn that "the world's population could more than double than 15 billion by the end of this century". Read the full article here.

Meanwhile, with perfect timing, design critic Justin McGuirk's latest column takes as its starting point Gary Justwit's latest documentary, Urbanized, and goes on to consider what makes a city habitable, and the rising popularity of "citizen participation" - from houses which residents complete themselves to community gardens in abandoned areas of Detroit. Read it here.