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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 112 – 15th April to 21st April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Mahipalpur: Delhi’s urban village is now the capital’s latest hotel hub’ Authored by Manoj Sharma With modernization and urbanization, there has been a certain gentrification of our neighborhoods. This has led to the mushrooming of “Urban Villages’ in various metropolitan areas and mega-cities. The article talks about the recent addition to … 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 108 – 25th to 31st March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How large parks complete cities’ Authored by Lynn Wilson This essay is based on Lynn Wilson’s book titled “Large Parks” (2007). In the essay Wilson, a regional park planner from Vancouver talks about the importance of open spaces, particularly large parks in the city. It goes beyond exploring the essential functions … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 106 – 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 – 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 103 – 10th to 17th February

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Mumbai on the margins’ Authored by Smruthi Koppikar The article highlights the dismal situation arising due to lack of proper sanitation and water facilities in the slums of Mumbai.Faulty construction of toilets can cause bad living conditions .But it has become more dangerous and led to deaths.The lack of municipal … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 102 – 4th to 10th February

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘India in 10 years: Who is in charge of our cities?’ Authored by Piyush Tewari  With the incumbent government garnering publicity for its focus on cities and urban policy, it may now be time to take a re-look at the governance structures in place for India’s cities. The 72nd amendment … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 101 – 28th January to 3rd February

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK “William McDonough on Sustainability: “Carbon is not the enemy” Authored by Susan Szenasy The article presents an interview of Willam McDonough, developer of Cradle to Cradle design. McDonough brings a new perspectie of looking at the issue of reduction of carbon in the built environment. Here is a new way to … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 100 – 21st to 27th January

9FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Comparison of building modelling assumptions and methods for urban scale heat demand forecasting’ Authored by Dirk Monien and Aneta Strzalka1   Building energy evaluation tools available today are only able to effectively analyze individual buildings and usually either they require a high amount of input data or they are too … Continue reading