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Weekly Roundup 123 – 30th June to 7th July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Which is the world’s most bio diverse city? ‘ Authored by Feike De Jong Urbanisation has lasting impacts on the ecosystem of a place.Some of the largest cities lie in biodiversity hotspots and embrace multiple biomes .Sao Paolo along the Amazon rainforests ,Mexico City in the Savannah of Cerrado ,Singapore in … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 122 – 24th June to 30th June

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The Too Smart City’ Authored by Shalini Nair Smart City has become a buzzword in Indian policy-making. With the incumbent government positing the Smart Cities Mission as one of its flagship schemes for urbanization, it becomes all the more important for the bystander to scrutinize the existing situation and to understand … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 120 – 17th to 23rd June

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The Future(s) of Mobility : How cities can benefit‘ Authored by Shannon Bouton, Eric Hannon, Stefan Knupfer and Surya Ramkumar The article categorizes mobility scenarios for three different types of cities around the world – ‘The dense cities in developed economies, dense cities in emerging economies, and sprawling metropolitan areas in … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 119 – 3rd June to 9th June

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Detroit Imagines a citizen-led Smart City’ Authored by Amy Crawford With the idea of Smart Cities gaining currency, there are multiple criticisms that are being raised against the predominantly technocratic approach followed in building a smart city. One of the major concerns leveled against ‘smart’-ness in a city is the deployment … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 118 – 26th 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 117 – 19th May to 26th May

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Infrastructure’s big tent’ Authored by Adie Tomer and Joseph Kane Following in the footsteps of the UN-Habitat, many similar seminars and unconferences have emerged around the world, supported by various organizations. Washington – DC celebrated the Infrastructure Week from 15th – 19th of May. Some of the key learning outcomes this … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 116 – 12th to 19th May

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Built Out- Barcelona Makes Space for an Urban Forest‘ Authored by Feargus O’Sullivan Many cities have been battling the issue of heat island effect owing to intense urbanization.Barcelona-a city dotted with many historical buildings has mapped out a plan to increase green cover in the city. Allocating park areas,diverting heavy … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 115 – 6th May to 12th May

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Addressing the needs of Vulnerable Groups in Urban Areas’ Authored by David Satterthwaite The words Vulnerable, Sustainable and Resilient have been the most popular in the word pool, while discussing the subject of cities and urban environment. David in the first part of the article talks about the stark contrast … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 114 – 28th April to 5th May

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Smart Cities Are About People’ Authored by Joe Cortright The phrase ‘smart city’ has gained immense attention in the recent times.But is a smart city only about information flows and technology? Author Joe Cortright asserts that cities are not machines but organisms. They are about the people who reside and come … Continue reading

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