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Community Engagement, Tactical Urbanism, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup 090 – 12th to 18th November


UDC Weekly roundup‘How Mysuru Became India’s ‘Cleanest City’‘
Authored by Partalekha Chatterjee | Citiscope
November 17, 2016 

Waste mis-management is a longstanding problem in Indian cities and with growing urban populations, our cities are struggling to respond with scientific and design solutions. This week we look to Mysuru as a case study in good practices of municipal solid waste management. Using decentralised systems for segregation, processing and treatment the process is based on the involvement of individuals, communities, NGOs, private organisations and the municipality; recently earning Mysuru the tag of ‘Cleanest City’ by the Centre for Science and Environment.

Read the whole piece here.

Published by Citiscope.


‘The Maidan as a Ground of Design‘
Published by Unbound Journal Issue 1

AuthorsDilip da Cunha and Anuradha Mathur


The following is a feature published in the new triannual electronic publication ‘UnBOUND- A Journal of Discourse and Creative Practices’ in its first issue.

The authors explore the maidan as a microcosm of the complex dynamics of a city – its people, spaces and politics. The maidan as a concept then expands from our quotidian understanding of the space it represents to encompass multiple material images of an urban imaginary.

Read the publication here.


‘Kaikondrahalli Lake – The Uncommon Story of an Urban Commons‘
Created by Stockholm Resilience Centre

Kaikondrahalli Lake in Bangalore has been the grounds for an inspiring citizen driven and government supported initiative to revive and reclaim a lake as an urban commons. The success story of the lake is largely a result of participatory design, community led and supervised execution, support extended by the relevant authorities and the continuing involvement of the community in the lake. This project has been a model of sustainable engagement with our urban commons and has inspired many more such initiatives in the city. Watch their story in the following video.



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