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Tactical Urbanism

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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 090 – 12th to 18th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How Mysuru Became India’s ‘Cleanest City’‘ Authored by Partalekha Chatterjee | Citiscope November 17, 2016  Waste mis-management is a longstanding problem in Indian cities and with growing urban populations, our cities are struggling to respond with scientific and design solutions. This week we look to Mysuru as a case study in good practices … Continue reading

A Brief History Of A Possible Future

This is a version of an essay I wrote in the months after the 2015 Chennai Floods for the SAP Chronicle at the request of a few of my students. I’ve expanded it significantly here… After the rains of 2015, the City Of Chennai wakes up and smells its proverbial coffee. The first thing they … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 088 – 29th October to 4th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Design in the ‘Hybrid City’: DIY Meets Platform Urbanism in Dhaka’s Informal Settlements’  Authored by  Teresa Swist, David Sweeting and Liam Magee | The Wire October 21, 2016  Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, like most cities in the developing world is incredibly diverse and highly complex. With over 1 million people living in … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 086 – 15th to 21st October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The Human Challenge of Global Urban Development‘ Authored by Richard Florida The world is at the edge of a breakthrough as there are waves of new ideologies and technologies along with increased mobilization. With a visible change in our interactions and mobilization, there is a shift of global needs in terms … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 081– 10th to 16th September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The World’s Most Creative Neighbourhoods’ Authored by Avinash Rajagopal From Cape Town to Mumbai to Lagos to Madrid and more. Here’s an interesting roundup of 10 neighbourhoods from around the world that are home to the creative class. Read about what’s going on and what it’s doing to these cities. … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 071 – 2nd to 8th July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘London floors: Sebastian Erras and Pixartprinting unveil the city’s hidden treasures ‘ Authored by Hollie Smith Our cities are rapidly evolving and the cities’ floors are a reflection of this ever-changing landscape. Sebastian Erras, a german photographer strolls through various metropolises and documents this change through his minimalist photos of the the diverse … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 066 – 28th to 3rd June

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘When New York City tried to ban cars – the extraordinary story of ‘Gridlock Sam” Authored by Aaron M Renn The public plaza and bike lanes now found throughout New York City have affectionately become known to detractors as the “war on cars.” But amazingly, a 1973 plan got very, … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 064 – 14th to 20th May

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Darkness is a luxury not granted to Britain’s council estates’ Authored by Mona Sloane If we were to think of access to light as a commodity,  would stocking up on it imply some have it better than others? Or is darkness a luxury to be afforded by the elite? … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 063– 7th to 13th May

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The great leap upward: China’s Pearl River Delta, then and now’ Authored by Eric Hilaire and Nick Mead A picture is truly worth a thousand words. Especially when it comes to documenting change in cities. That’s why this week’s feature piece is a photo essay depicting the staggering urban expansion … Continue reading