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Weekly Roundup 112 – 15th April to 21st April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Mahipalpur: Delhi’s urban village is now the capital’s latest hotel hub’ Authored by Manoj Sharma 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 … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 105 – 4th to 10th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Why it is Key to Include Gender Equality in Transport Design ‘ Authored by Jyot Chadha & Vishal Ramprasad Jyot and Vishal in their article bring forward the issue of Gender mainstreaming in architectural & city design. The field discussed at length over the course of this article is Mobility and … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 095 – 17th to 23rd December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Rajasthan tells an Unexpected Story of Stopping Open Defecation under Swachh Bharat Mission‘ Authored by Mathews K. Mullackal Adequate sanitation is a basic human right. The Indian Government with its flagship sanitation campaign ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ has set the goal to make India, open-defecation free by 2nd October 2019 (150th … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 091 – 19th to 25th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The new Urban Agenda can strengthen land policies-with some caution’ Authored by Philipp Horn  The New Urban Agenda, a 20-year vision was adopted by nations worldwide at the UN Habitat III conference held in Quito in October,2016. The agenda has been discussed, debated and scrutinized by researchers and experts from across the globe. Philipp … Continue reading

A Brief History Of A Possible Future

This is a version of an essay I wrote in the months after the 2015 Chennai Floods for the SAP Chronicle at the request of a few of my students. I’ve expanded it significantly here… After the rains of 2015, the City Of Chennai wakes up and smells its proverbial coffee. The first thing they … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 087 – 22nd to 28th October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Quantifying Urban Revitalization‘ Authored by Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office October 24, 2016  The advent of technology has opened up a whole new window for analysing, mapping and inferring intangible aspects of an urban environment and help convert them into a tangible database. The following article is an insight … Continue reading

Is heritage a liability?

Mysore, the heritage capital of Karnataka has always been revered for its beautiful palaces, bungalows, civic buildings, well planned roadways, and boulevards. This credit goes to the erstwhile rulers and nobles of Mysore, who have shaped the city to what it is today. Thousands of visitors from across the globe frequent the city to admire … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 085 – 8th to 14th October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Streets without Shops: How Apps are transforming our local neighborhoods‘ Authored by Marta Bausells Everything is now a click or a swipe away. While life of a city dweller just got easier with an app available for everything, the impact of technology does not limit to an average user. Cities in the … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 081– 10th to 16th September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The World’s Most Creative Neighbourhoods’ Authored by Avinash Rajagopal From Cape Town to Mumbai to Lagos to Madrid and more. Here’s an interesting roundup of 10 neighbourhoods from around the world that are home to the creative class. Read about what’s going on and what it’s doing to these cities. … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 076 – 6th to 12th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Keep Calm and Swim On: The Hellhole that is the Indian Monsoon is Here to Stay’ Authored by Manu Balachandran and Maria Thomas It’s that time of the year again, where annual rainfalls, not so surprisingly, wreak havoc in the lives of the people of India. Every year, the months … Continue reading