Neighborhood Markets in Large Cities

Despite what the popular media consensus of the day may be, neighborhood markets in large cities are in the throes of a burgeoning renaissance as people around the world strive to rebuild local economies and keep human connections flourishing. For the past two years, ACISS has been wading into the waters to invest in this fascinating property market in order to pass on the benefits of its highly sought after direct devolution program, giving savvy investors the opportunity to benefit from this under-the-radar market.

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Footbridges as New Urban Spaces

By now, it is ascertained that towards the end of the 20th century a radical process of renewal concerned the modus operandi that regards the infrastructural design. The theme of footbridges, in particular, has undergone a change that has led to an enrichment of the engineering project with values and meanings that once were only typical of architectural works.

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Footbridges as Landscape Design

For most of the twentieth century, the quality of a bridge was judged only on the basis of its size and length. This view gave footbridges such secondary importance that they were often reduced to simple structures with beams.  However, at the turn of the new millennium, a radical change of thinking caused the footbridge to be rediscovered as a โ€œvessel of metaphorsโ€. 

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