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Nirupama

Nirupama has written 20 posts for Urban Design Collective

Weekly Roundup 123 – 15th to 21st July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Philly Streets Get Test of Jane Jacobs’ “Eyes on the Street” Effect’ Authored by Jared Brey 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 … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 121 – 24th to 30th June

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The Too Smart City’ Authored by Shalini Nair Smart City has become a buzzword in Indian policy-making. With the incumbent government positing the Smart Cities Mission as one of its flagship schemes for urbanization, it becomes all the more important for the bystander to scrutinize the existing situation and to understand … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 119 – 3rd to 9th June

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Detroit Imagines a citizen-led Smart City’ Authored by Amy Crawford With the idea of Smart Cities gaining currency, there are multiple criticisms that are being raised against the predominantly technocratic approach followed in building a smart city. One of the major concerns leveled against ‘smart’-ness in a city is the deployment … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 117 – 20th to 26th May

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Infrastructure’s big tent’ Authored by Adie Tomer and Joseph Kane Following in the footsteps of the UN-Habitat, many similar seminars and unconferences have emerged around the world, supported by various organizations. Washington – DC celebrated the Infrastructure Week from 15th – 19th of May. Some of the key learning outcomes this … Continue reading

Stories from Delhi Metro

As an early career professional (yeah, I have been reading too many of those resume tips online), I  frequently use public transport to move around the city. Currently living in Delhi, the Metro is the singular thing about the city I am enthusiastic about. It has proved to be well connected, frequent, inexpensive and one … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 113 – 22nd April to 28th April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Are Cities on Track to Achieving SDGs by 2030?’ Authored by Paula Lucci The United Nations has been committed to driving global development since its inception. With the increasing commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals through the Paris Accords and New Urban Agenda, this piece provides a report card of how cities … Continue reading

Poetry in a city

City – the word evokes such dichotomous imagery. As I savour the languorous beauty of William Dalrymple’s City of Djinns, the words speak to me and I learn to see through new perspectives, the city I live in. Feeling every bit the outsider, adjusting to the linguistic differences, the charms of this city have begun … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 110 – 1st April to 7th April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Mapping the New Urban Crisis’ Authored by Richard Florida With the increasing impact of urbanization, cities are also becoming centres of negative impressions. The New Urban Crisis Index measures wage inequality and income inequality; overall economic segregation along income, educational, and occupational lines; and the unaffordability of housing across nearly 350 … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 102 – 4th to 10th February

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘India in 10 years: Who is in charge of our cities?’ Authored by Piyush Tewari  With the incumbent government garnering publicity for its focus on cities and urban policy, it may now be time to take a re-look at the governance structures in place for India’s cities. The 72nd amendment … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 096 – 24th to 30th December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Did Jane Jacobs predict the rise of Trump?’ Authored by Richard Florida  Out of the many events of 2016 that jolted the world, one of the biggest was the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. In this insightful piece based on … Continue reading

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