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Weekly Roundup 124 – 8th to 14th July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Lessons and challenges as Indian cities step up planning for heat waves‘ By Patralekha Chatterjee Heat is now a hot issue in India — The problem is particularly acute in India’s fast-growing cities. Thanks to the “urban heat island” effect, temperatures in cities run hotter in cities than in villages … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 120 – 10th to 16th June

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Why India’s clean city rankings need a serious rethink!‘ By Navya P K Swachh Survekshan, the annual survey of the Ministry of Urban Development to rank cities on the basis of cleanliness and sanitation, published its 2017 results earlier in May. The survey has been called ‘unscientific’ by many, including … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 118 – 27th May to 2nd June

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Lessons from India in Building Urban resilience’ Authored by Patralekha Chatterjee Growing Indian cities have been grappling with a multitude of problems like the lack of affordable housing, poor infrastructure ,sanitation which the governments alone cannot handle. The author interviews Gopalakrishna Bhat, an urban practitioner and a trained geologist on his … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 108 – 18th to 24th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘More Grandparents Than Ever‘ Authored by Sharon Jayson As the generation belonging to the “Baby Bloom” period grows older, the major chunk of our population is a grand parent now. Is this a trend towards a major population shift?   Read the whole piece here. Published by theworldbank. ONLINE PUBLICATION OF … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 107 – 11th to 17th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘5 Cities Leading the Charge on Climate Action’ Authored by Climate Reality Project Climate change poses a tremendous risk to coastal cities and settlements.With the population set to increase,some cities have started coming up with solutions to tackle the threat.This article highlights five cities from around the globe which taken … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 104 – 18th to 24th February

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Our big cities are engines of inequality, so how do we fix that?’ By Somwrita Sarkar, Peter Phibbs, and Roderick Simpson ‘Cities provide many social and cultural opportunities and allow large numbers of people to stay connected. But bigger is better only if we can make it better for everyone.’ In this article, … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 092 – 26th November to 2nd December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Bridging the gap between architecture/city planning and urban noise control’ Authored by Gemma Maria Echevarria Sanchez, Timothy Van Renterghem, Dick Botteldooren  This research article shows how SOUND can be an important component in planning and design.A holistic approach is applied to assess the effect of urban design on citizen’s perception of road … Continue reading

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