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Sridipta Ghatak

Sridipta Ghatak has written 6 posts for Urban Design Collective

Weekly Roundup 109 – 25th to 31st March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How large parks complete cities’ Authored by Lynn Wilson This essay is based on Lynn Wilson’s book titled “Large Parks” (2007). In the essay Wilson, a regional park planner from Vancouver talks about the importance of open spaces, particularly large parks in the city. It goes beyond exploring the essential functions … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 105 – 25th February to 3rd March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Amsterdam is flooding, on purpose’ Authored by Fearguss O’Sullivan In an effort to introduce waterways into the city fabric, Amsterdam is clearing up road space. The revival plan includes a revamping of the Central Station in the city and increased parking space for cities sixty three percent cycling population- all under water! Read on … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 101 – 28th January to 3rd February

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK “William McDonough on Sustainability: “Carbon is not the enemy” Authored by Susan Szenasy The article presents an interview of Willam McDonough, developer of Cradle to Cradle design. McDonough brings a new perspectie of looking at the issue of reduction of carbon in the built environment. Here is a new way to … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 099 – 14th to 20th January

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Amsterdam’s new housing frontier: The unused space above stores?’ Authored by Feargus O’Sullivan The article is another example of Amsterdam’s long standing tradition of creating homes in less obvious spaces. This time through providing grants to those who are up for converting unused spaces within their premises into homes. The case … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 097 – 31 December to 06th January

9FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Does lower inequality mean less poverty?’ Authored by Arturo Matinez and Iva Sebastian  Inequality and poverty are most often perceived to be interlinked. When poverty reduction is discussed, reduction of inequality naturally features in the conversation. The article challenges the very premise of this hypothesis. It focuses on South Asia … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 089 – 5th to 11th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Berlin’s Most Famous Street Will Go Car-free‘ Authored by Feargus O’Sullivan | CITYLAB November 07, 2016  Reducing number of cars is the need of the hour to ensure a sustainable urban future for our planet. Urbanists and city administrators around the world are dabbling with the problem of finding solution to reclaim … Continue reading

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