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Weekly Roundup 094 – 10th to 16th December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK


UDC Weekly roundup‘Urban Sanity: Understanding Urban Mental Health Impacts and How to Create Saner, Happier Cities’
Authored by Todd Litman  

A popular myth says urban living threatens happiness and sanity.As more people migrate towards urban areas,are such stories credible?Todd Litman provides research to understand urban mental health.Also,he discusses about better designed neighbourhoods which can avert loneliness and become more welcoming.

Read the whole piece here.

Published by TheCityFix.

ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK


‘ACCELERATING BUILDING EFFICIENCY Eight Actions for Urban Leaders’
Published by WRIRossCities.org

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By the year 2050,70% of the population will reside in cities.Are there policies we can adopt to shape tomorrow’s cities.Can buildings be made more energy efficient?Adopting better policies and taking actions can prevent inefficiency.Read this publication that talks about eight different strategies policy makers can adopt to develop sustainable buildings and cities.

Read the publication here.

VIDEO/PODCAST OF THE WEEK


‘LITTLE CITY, BLUES ‘
Created by by Pranom Datta Mazumdar-PSBT India

This documentary elaborates on subaltern urbanization by taking the example of Guwahati,Assam.The days of Tom tom and horse driven buggies have given way for buses and cars.Residents-blues musician,police constable,bike racer,watch repair salesman recall the changes in the city and lifestyles through their experiences.All of them recall the changing traffic conditions in Guwahati.

 

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