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Weekly Roundup 120 – 10th to 16th June


UDC Weekly roundupWhy India’s clean city rankings need a serious rethink!
By Navya P K

Swachh Survekshan, the annual survey of the Ministry of Urban Development to rank cities on the basis of cleanliness and sanitation, published its 2017 results earlier in May. The survey has been called ‘unscientific’ by many, including the environment research organisation CSE. Why?

Read the whole piece here.

Published by Citizen Matters.


Street Design Manual
Published by New York City, Department of Transportation


The Street Design Manual is New York City’s comprehensive resource for street design standards, guidelines, and policies. It draws from a wide range of resources and experience to present a coherent set of choices for street design. These range from ubiquitous features, such as standard sidewalk concrete and street lights, to newer design elements like pedestrian safety islands, bus bulbs, and protected bicycle lanes.

You can download the entire report here.


Infrastructure – from conventional utilities to potential fertilities
Created by Norman Foster Foundation

In his keynote at the Future is Now forum, Alejandro Aravena, Executive Director, ELEMENTAL, speaks about access and lack of it to infrastructure as one source of inequality in cities and talks about creating strategic projects that can correct these inequalities.


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