Places where we work, commute and reside, differ one from another and can never be the same. What interests the people in cities like Cairo is different from Beirut. What works for the citizens of Jeddah varies from Amsterdam.
Urban formation plays an essential role in our daily life and impacts the majority of our decisions and lifestyle. Should we take public transportation or buy a car? Live in the center or in the suburbs? Better work from home or go to the office?
Cultural, economic and physical regenerations have impacted most of the cities. Millennial requirements don’t match with what they inherited, yet many cities remain unable to keep up with the futuristic aspects the world is aiming for, and many are attached to the heritage their cities hold.
How can a city preserve its legacy and evolve at the same time? How will its evolution impact the quality of life there and elsewhere? How does mass migration affect the challenges for regional urban areas and the stability of societies?
Fanack explores the variations between urban areas. Together with urban specialists, we study the factors that made cities what they are today, going through various aspects including history, religion, culture, economy, resources, and more.
Fanack will offer a better understanding of the cities and the lifestyle they carry, away from assumptions and misbeliefs.
Fanack will give experts in the Urban innovation fields a voice on its website. Together with them, we will explore ideas and solutions to improve the quality of life and upward mobility of people in urban areas.
Cities are different, people are different and so are solutions. So what does the future hold?
The topic Urban History will discuss how different eras with different design and planning strategies affected the quality of life of its users taking into …
Urban Ecology is an interdisciplinary topic connecting the impact of urbanism and its effects on the surrounding ecosystems and biodiversity.
Under the section of urban economics, we will review how urban planning and design affects macro and micro economics and how that reflects on our daily life.
Architecture is not only the result of a successful country, but it can also be the key to one, for it shapes most of our cities.
Fanack's Middle East and North Africa Urbanism Project offers extensive urbanism information, data, downloads and more
Throughout its long history, Yemen has hosted waves of Jewish, Christian and Islamic immigrants and interacted with Persians, Ethiopians and the civilizations …
Since East Jerusalem is a military occupied territory, Israel has an obligation under international law to not make changes to the land, except that which is in …
Historically, Israel's fuel shortage crisis was the trigger to harness solar energy and use solar water heaters. Nowadays, solar energy accounts for 3% of the …
Gaza City is the largest population centre in Palestine, with almost half a million inhabitants. This is a direct result of the massive influx of refugees in …