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Urban Design

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Weekly Roundup 123 – 30th June 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 June 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 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

Stories from Delhi Metro

As an early career professional (yeah, I have been reading too many of those resume tips online), I  frequently use public transport to move around the city. Currently living in Delhi, the Metro is the singular thing about the city I am enthusiastic about. It has proved to be well connected, frequent, inexpensive and one … 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

Poetry in a city

City – the word evokes such dichotomous imagery. As I savour the languorous beauty of William Dalrymple’s City of Djinns, the words speak to me and I learn to see through new perspectives, the city I live in. Feeling every bit the outsider, adjusting to the linguistic differences, the charms of this city have begun … 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