FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
Jane Jacobs’ “Eyes on the Street” is one of the most popular concepts in urbanism. Equated to common sense in contexts such as India, this theory gets a shot in the arm from a recent experiment conducted y three statisticians. They investigated the correlations between public safety and population density, population count, zoning, business activity, and business hours. The ultimate aim of the project to inform policy making regarding built-environment.
Read the whole piece here.
Published by Nextcity.
ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK
‘Urban Sanitation in India – Why Brazil Matters’
Published by Centre for Policy Research
India post 2014 has seen a gamut of flagship schemes emerge under the incumbent government. Perhaps the most prominent of these is the Swacchh Bharat Mission. With an emphasis on urban sanitation, the Swacchh Bharat Mission needs ample support in the form of urban sanitation policies. This report explores the case of Brazil that underwent a similar large-scale sanitation drive which can help the situation in India.
Read the publication here.
VIDEO/PODCAST OF THE WEEK
‘Moshie Safdie: How to reinvent the apartment building’
Created by TED Talks
In the 1960s, Moshie Safdie re-imagined the apartment building and was instrumental in creating the pre-fabricated building. In this talk, he borrows from the Chinese landscape and talks about the importance of re-inventing the apartment building to create a engaging and modified idea of a community in the American suburb.