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Weekly Roundup 131- 26th August to 1st September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How Much Are Trees Worth to Megacities?‘ Authored by Jessica Leigh Hester What picture does the word ‘megacities’ create in your mind? Megacities are often characterized by their skyscraper buildings,bustling population but rarely for their green cover.The article points a research on how green infrastructure can have multiple pay offs … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 130 – 19th to 25th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Technological Fixes for Climate Change‘ Editorial by Karla Lant ‘Is there a way we can Geo-engineer our way out of the climate crisis?’ This article tries to answer exactly that question. Geoengineering is the deliberate large-scale manipulation of an environmental process that affects the earth’s climate, in an attempt to … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 129 – 12th to 18th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Planning without colonizing: Lessons from a century-old plan for Indore by Scottish planner Patrick Geddes’ By Matias Echanove & Rahul Srivastava Patrick Gedddes’ ethnographic eye left behind a detailed portrait of a city, its neighbourhoods, streets, alleyways and productive capacities along with a patient diagnosis and suggestions for its future at … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 128 – 5th to 11th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Linking urban land use to pollutants in constructed wetlands:Implications for stormwater and urban planning‘ Authored by David J. Sharley, Simon M. Sharp, Stephen Marshall, Katherine Jeppe, Vincent J. Pettigrove Constructed wetlands are recognized as a cost-effective and socially acceptable stormwater treatment option within urban landscapes, satisfying a range of urban … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 127 – 29th July to 04th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Urban-Rural Inequalities in Carbon Emissions’ Authored by Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira and Mahendra Sethi In the past, it has been have believed that carbon emissions are heavily correlated to a nation’s wealth. But studies over the past decade and data collected from more than 200 countries suggests that it is … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 124 – 8th to 14th July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Lessons and challenges as Indian cities step up planning for heat waves‘ By Patralekha Chatterjee Heat is now a hot issue in India — The problem is particularly acute in India’s fast-growing cities. Thanks to the “urban heat island” effect, temperatures in cities run hotter in cities than in villages … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 123 – 1st 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 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 121 – 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 120 – 10th to 16th June

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Why India’s clean city rankings need a serious rethink!‘ By Navya P K Swachh Survekshan, the annual survey of the Ministry of Urban Development to rank cities on the basis of cleanliness and sanitation, published its 2017 results earlier in May. The survey has been called ‘unscientific’ by many, including … Continue reading

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