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Urban Design

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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

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 103 – 10th to 17th February

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Mumbai on the margins’ Authored by Smruthi Koppikar The article highlights the dismal situation arising due to lack of proper sanitation and water facilities in the slums of Mumbai.Faulty construction of toilets can cause bad living conditions .But it has become more dangerous and led to deaths.The lack of municipal … 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 098 – 06th to 13th January

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Uber launches Movement, boon for urban planners’ Authored by Mihir Balantrapu Uber has changed the way we move around over the last few years. It has given us access to easy and hassle free transportation at the touch of a button. It couldn’t get easier than that. The other distinctive feature of … Continue reading