Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, who recently spoke at the Urban Age 10 Global Debates has been named the 2016 recipient of the Pritzker Prize, the architecture world’s equivalent to the Nobel Prize. Aravena, best known for the Elemental “half-houses” designed to help tackle poverty through incremental building, will curate this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale. The Biennale will include a special project by LSE Cities and Habitat III.
Two new papers have been added to our research on Access to the City, which focuses on the relationship between transport, urban form and social exclusion. Transportation disadvantage and activity participation in the cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan in Transport Policy and Towards an inclusive public transport system in Pakistan in UNESCAP’s Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific are by Muhammad Adeel, Anthony G.O Yeh and Zhang Feng.