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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 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 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 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 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 107 – 18th to 24th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘More Grandparents Than Ever‘ Authored by Sharon Jayson As the generation belonging to the “Baby Bloom” period grows older, the major chunk of our population is a grand parent now. Is this a trend towards a major population shift?   Read the whole piece here. Published by theworldbank. ONLINE PUBLICATION OF … 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 105 – 4th to 10th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Why it is Key to Include Gender Equality in Transport Design ‘ Authored by Jyot Chadha & Vishal Ramprasad Jyot and Vishal in their article bring forward the issue of Gender mainstreaming in architectural & city design. The field discussed at length over the course of this article is Mobility and … 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