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Weekly Roundup 140 – 28th October to 3rd November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Why sustainable mobility matters?‘ The rising congestion in the cities has made it clear that without access to sustainable mobility, it will be much harder to end poverty and achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The green house gas emissions are not the only concern anymore related with transportation. The … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 139 – 21st to 27th October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Google’s plan to revolutionize cities is a takeover in all but name‘ Google’s newly launched project, Google Urbanism needs to be evaluated with a closer look. The inroads made by Read the whole piece here. Published by The Guardian ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK ‘The State of National Urban Policy … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 138 – 14th to 20th October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How Commuting Choices Influence Quality of Life in Indian Cities‘ By Pallavi Pant This article examines new research by the University of Massachusetts and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi recently published in Environmental Research highlighting the need for detailed assessment of personal exposure to air pollutants in Indian cities, and argues … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 137 – 7th to 13th October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Should we retire the word Slum‘ By Jake Blumgart City Lab talks with Australian Academician Alex Mayne about his book ‘Slums: The History of Global injustice‘. Mayne supports his argument with findings and data from studying centuries of policy in Britain, Australia, India and the United states. He explains … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 135 – 23rd to 29th September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Beijing unveils vision for ‘downsized’, liveable city with cleaner air‘ By Stuart Lau ‘Beijing is to be “downsized” and its population capped as the government tries to turn China’s sprawling, overcrowded capital into a liveable, international city with cleaner air.’ City authorities cap the population at 23 million from 2020 … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 132 – 2nd to 8th September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How government policies exacerbate hurricanes like Harvey‘ The culprit for hurricanes like Harvey is Climate Change by no surprise and that has been established time and over again. For more than a decade now, there has been substantial debate on who takes accountability for their actions that result in … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 129 – 12th to 18th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Planning without colonizing: Lessons from a century-old plan for Indore by Scottish planner Patrick Geddes’ By Matias Echanove & Rahul Srivastava Patrick Gedddes’ ethnographic eye left behind a detailed portrait of a city, its neighbourhoods, streets, alleyways and productive capacities along with a patient diagnosis and suggestions for its future at … Continue reading

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 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

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