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December 2010

December 30, 2010

Mixed Use Residential

Last year, I wrote a post about building towers in the middle of residential neighborhoods. Maybe that was a little dreamy but the point was to create a more mixed-use residential neighborhood. I look around where I live and it makes no sense to me…
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December 23, 2010

Measuring Success

Malls, skyscrapers and suburban living are western ideas that have been introduced into Kuwait. They haven't evolved as a response to our climatic, social or urban concerns. They are foreign ideas, in every sense of the word. Yet when asked, many people feel a strong…
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December 19, 2010

Average Speed Camera Network

It seems that the pilot project in First Ring Road (seen in the image below) was successful. I'm sure you've all seen the cameras that apparently don't do anything. They are average speed cameras. Don't worry, they haven't been issuing fines yet (though they will…
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December 15, 2010

Solar Serpents

Stuck in traffic during the hot summer months, nothing feels better than the cold air rushing through the air conditioner. We allow the sun to heat our cars and then use a lot of fuel to cool the inside. This seems rather silly when you…
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