Bora Mici

Bora Mici has a background in design and online writing. Most recently, she has worked as an online contributor for DC Mud, Patch.com, GoodSpeaks.org and WatchingAmerica.com, covering urban planning and visual and performing arts in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, as well as topics related to the environment and human rights; editing and translating news articles from around the world. She has also participated in design projects of various scopes, including modular housing, design guidelines, and campus and community planning. Her interests include sustainable projects in the public interest.

How Modernist French Apartment Complexes Could Attain Legitimacy As Heritage

by Bora Mici

Today, it is confirmed that the great French apartment complexes, made up in large part of social housing, have seen more than 30 years, as well as the first riots, which were central to neighborhoods in the suburbs of L... Read article

Billboards that Literally Breath & Create Potable Water in Lima, Peru

by Bora Mici

I have to confess that I am impressed by the social engagement of the future engineers from UTEC (University of Engineering and Technology), who have continuously been innovating to improve the quality of life (which is ... Read article

Lights 2.0 on Stratumseind, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

by Bora Mici

In the "smart cities" of the future, lighting will play an important role. In December 2013, the city of Eindhoven kickstarted a very interesting future project for a "smart city" for the long term. The project aims t... Read article

Social Housing as a Solution to the Ecological Impasse, France

by Bora Mici

I have already thought, and on a number of occasions, to support the construction of social housing on this blog. But beyond the preconceptions, very often caricature-esque, which would render a left-wing activist as a "... Read article

Andre Blouin, The Modern Design of Montreal

by Bora Mici

As Europe was in full swing of reconstruction after WWII, Andre Blouin was shaping his style working in the atelier of August Perret in Paris. Passionate disciple of modernist principles, in 1952, he established himself ... Read article

French Government Implements First of Its Kind "Action Plan for Active Mobility"

by Bora Mici

On Wednesday, March 5th, the Minister of Transport revealed the Action Plan for Active Mobility (PAMA): 19 measures outlining a bike plan at the national level and establishing bicycles as "a major stake of public policy... Read article

Architects and the War: "Architecture in Uniform. Planning and Constructing for WWII" in Paris

by Bora Mici

What were architects working on during WWII, and how did this affect the history of their discipline? Returning to this question, the current exhibition at the Cite de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine shows both how this ... Read article

Walk the Region 2014: Green Spaces in Montreal, Quebec

by Bora Mici

Walk the Region, Montreal, is back for the fourth time from June 28th to 30th, 2014. During this three-day expedition, we plan on walking nearly seventy kilometers, departing from the Sainte-Julie agricultural grounds on... Read article