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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 126 – 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 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 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

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 104 – 18th to 24th February

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Our big cities are engines of inequality, so how do we fix that?’ By Somwrita Sarkar, Peter Phibbs, and Roderick Simpson ‘Cities provide many social and cultural opportunities and allow large numbers of people to stay connected. But bigger is better only if we can make it better for everyone.’ In this article, … 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

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