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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

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 104 – 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 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

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 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 075 – 30th July to 5th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How to Host the Olympics and Actually Improve Your City’s Transit’ Authored by Aarian Marshall Every two years, cities around the world make bids to the International Olympic Commission (IOC) to host the Olympic Games. Any city that wants to host the Olympic Games puts in its name to the IOC … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 073 – 16th to 22nd July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The graveyard of the Earth’: inside City 40, Russia’s deadly nuclear secret’ Authored by Samira Goetschel Russia’s Secret City 40 Is A Prison Of Nuclear Waste And Death. If that doesnt grab your attention, read on. At the perimeter of the city, a sign warns people not to enter the town … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 072 – 9th to 15th July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘”Pokemon Go” is Quietly helping People Fall in Love with Their Cities’ Authored by Mark Wilson Who would have thought that it would take a smart phone game to get people off their chairs and outdoors? Pokemon Go, an augmented reality mobile game, is barely a week old, and is all … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 071 – 2nd to 8th July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘London floors: Sebastian Erras and Pixartprinting unveil the city’s hidden treasures ‘ Authored by Hollie Smith Our cities are rapidly evolving and the cities’ floors are a reflection of this ever-changing landscape. Sebastian Erras, a german photographer strolls through various metropolises and documents this change through his minimalist photos of the the diverse … Continue reading