FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
With modernization and urbanization, there has been a certain gentrification of our neighborhoods. This has led to the mushrooming of “Urban Villages’ in various metropolitan areas and mega-cities.
The article talks about the recent addition to the list of urbane, fashionable neighborhoods that cater to the needs of Generation X & Y.
Now, the floating traveler/ business crowd within Delhi gets an additional assortment of options to pamper themselves, while the existing residential village crowd get some extra cash and an upgrade in lifestyle. Hence it’s surely a win-win situation for all.
Read the whole piece here.
Published by Hindustan Times.
ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK
‘Development Volume V: Identities, representations, alternatives’
Edited by Stuart Corbridge
Does a community or an individual ideology/ culture really have a role in creating the overall identity of their neighborhood and the city? Is it economically and ecologically sustainable?
A six volume collection of selected contributions on development and related issues such as growth, modernism, ecology, industrialization, democracy, civil society, religions and ethnicity, dating from 1916 to 1998. The collection contains journal articles, reviews and excerpts from books. Vol V of which talks about the identities and representations of people within the city and how it affects the overall development of the community ideology as a city. It talks about the growth of urban villages and other ideological trends within a city.
Read the publication here.
VIDEO/PODCAST OF THE WEEK
by Georg Rockall-Schmidt
This video tries to explain Gentrification as an ideology and process. It discusses the reasons for gentrification and its probable effect on the neighborhood and on the city.