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Weekly Roundup 124 – 22nd July to 28th July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘To Learn About a City, Visit Its Neighborhoods’ Authored by Tara Lerman We all travel- for work, for leisure, as a hobby, for meetings, etc. Travelling has become a lot easier off late, with various travel guides and TripAdvisor-esque websites. We can have all the necessary information about popular sight … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 123 – 15th to 21st July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Philly Streets Get Test of Jane Jacobs’ “Eyes on the Street” Effect’ Authored by Jared Brey Jane Jacobs’ “Eyes on the Street” is one of the most popular concepts in urbanism. Equated to common sense in contexts such as India, this theory gets a shot in the arm from a recent … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 121 – 24th 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 119 – 3rd 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 – 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 117 – 20th 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 115 – 6th 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

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

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