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But rebuilding a city from scratch has advantages, too. The new plan by White Architects (called “Kiruna 4 Ever”) puts environmental concerns at the center. The new city will use wind power, as well as “harnessing the enormous amounts of waste heat generated by the mining activity.” The radial design of the city will poke “urban fingers,” into the surrounding arctic landscape. This is intended to ensure that nobody is ever more than “three blocks away from nature,” but as the sun doesn’t rise in Kiruna for much of December and January, and temperatures average -17˚C (1˚F) in February, maybe the proximity of nature isn’t all that important. … [Read more...] about An Entire Swedish City Is Getting Moved To Stop It From Falling Into A Mine
While the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has the largest budget of any municipal corporation in India, it also administers a population of about 13 million with one of the largest slums in Asia. The considerable short-term expenses for tackling the pandemic are coming from the BMC’s Rs 850 crore contingency fund. It spent Rs 95 crore between March and April to upgrade existing healthcare capacity and anticipated an additional spending of about Rs 200 crore over the next two months. Finding funding for medium- and long-term urban upgrades that will serve the dual purpose of making Mumbai more productive and more resilient to public health shocks will be trickier. … [Read more...] about How can the BMC help Mumbai recover?