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Urban Colloquium_03: Everybody loves a love story.

The third edition of the Urban Colloquium was apparently a blockbuster. Our venue was packed. Literally packed. I still can’t tell which one of these reasons nailed it though- The fact that we followed up with all the folks who said they were ‘Going’ on Facebook and asked them if they were really ‘Going’ while … Continue reading

Chennai, Pondicherry, Bangalore or Chicago. What’s your pick?

We’re very thrilled to announce that we’re hosting a series of Jane Jacobs themed photo walks in four cities this year on 3rd and 4th May!! That would be Chennai, Pondicherry, Bangalore and Chicago!!!!                                           … Continue reading

2014 is the year of Green Cities!

Invite for Urban Colloquium_02

Urban Colloquium is a monthly seminar to meet, share, and discuss all things urban! The meets will be scheduled every 2nd saturday of the month from 6:30pm till 7:30pm. Last month we had the first meet of the year with the screening of two short films on urban renewal and megaurbanisation in Mumbai. This month … Continue reading

UDC makes it to The Guardian’s best city blogs list!

The Guardian recently launched Guardian Cities, an online news hub for high-quality reporting, analysis, and debate about the challenges and opportunities our cities face in the 21st century. Urban Design Collective is thrilled to share space with other great city blogs from around the world! See here: The best city blogs around the world – an interactive … Continue reading

“Because I Would Not Stop For Death…”

Henri Cartier Bresson’s famous photographs of Mahatma Gandhi’s Funeral A man died recently. My father had known him for many years. The man was one of his mentors and had helped him professionally on occasion. I had met him many times. I liked him. I heard the news from my father over the phone; he … Continue reading

PBBC Chennai Event Reminder- Parasitic Cities: A Workshop for Students of Architecture

PBBC Chennai Event Reminder- Teatime Chat Series #1

People Building Better Cities: An International Traveling Exhibition

Super Exciting news!!!!!!! ‘PEOPLE BUILDING BETTER CITIES’ – An international traveling exhibition showing in 10 countries throughout 2013 to promote dialogue on participation and inclusive urbanization is coming to Chennai on 8th October and will run until 22nd October at the School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University Campus. PBBC is traveling to ten countries to … Continue reading

UDC conducts first workshop on ‘Reading the Urban Environment’

Now we know that UDC is all about being able to observe, appreciate, critically discuss and also contribute to cities in more meaningful ways as designers and citizens  – and have a good time while we’re at it!  Well, we got the opportunity to do some of this with the students of Hindustan University this … Continue reading

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