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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 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

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