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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 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 096 – 24th to 30th December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Did Jane Jacobs predict the rise of Trump?’ Authored by Richard Florida  Out of the many events of 2016 that jolted the world, one of the biggest was the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. In this insightful piece based on … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 095 – 17th to 23rd December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Rajasthan tells an Unexpected Story of Stopping Open Defecation under Swachh Bharat Mission‘ Authored by Mathews K. Mullackal Adequate sanitation is a basic human right. The Indian Government with its flagship sanitation campaign ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ has set the goal to make India, open-defecation free by 2nd October 2019 (150th … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 093 – 3rd to 9th December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How hyperconnected cities are taking over the world‘ Authored by Tanvi Mishra “Connectivity is destiny” may very well be the adage for our world revolving around the knowledge economy. With the world becoming increasingly urban and economic power being concentrated in urban centres, cities are natural focii for what Parag Khanna … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 092 – 26th November to 2nd December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Bridging the gap between architecture/city planning and urban noise control’ Authored by Gemma Maria Echevarria Sanchez, Timothy Van Renterghem, Dick Botteldooren  This research article shows how SOUND can be an important component in planning and design.A holistic approach is applied to assess the effect of urban design on citizen’s perception of road … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 091 – 19th to 25th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The new Urban Agenda can strengthen land policies-with some caution’ Authored by Philipp Horn  The New Urban Agenda, a 20-year vision was adopted by nations worldwide at the UN Habitat III conference held in Quito in October,2016. The agenda has been discussed, debated and scrutinized by researchers and experts from across the globe. Philipp … 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 089 – 5th to 11th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Berlin’s Most Famous Street Will Go Car-free‘ Authored by Feargus O’Sullivan | CITYLAB November 07, 2016  Reducing number of cars is the need of the hour to ensure a sustainable urban future for our planet. Urbanists and city administrators around the world are dabbling with the problem of finding solution to reclaim … Continue reading

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