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Weekly Roundup 114 – 29th April to 5th May

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Smart Cities Are About People’ Authored by Joe Cortright The phrase ‘smart city’ has gained immense attention in the recent times.But is a smart city only about information flows and technology? Author Joe Cortright asserts that cities are not machines but organisms. They are about the people who reside and come … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 103 – 11th 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 055– 12th to 18th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘There are only 8 truly Global Cities in the World’ Authored by Aaron M Renn In the wake of smart cities, modern living, contemporary architecture and an increasingly cosmopolitan way of life, the growing impact of globalization and its effect on the way we design cities is significant. Today globalization … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 052 – 20th to 26th February

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Inside Makoko: danger and ingenuity in the world’s biggest floating slum’ Authored by Tolu Ogunlesi Makoko, the city on stilts, gingerly floats atop the Lagos lagoon. It first came to exist as a fishermen’s village, but as people started migrating to Lagos through the years and settling around the village, … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 049 – 30th Jan to 5th Feb

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Could Freight Hubs become Eco-Villages’ Authored by Zack Mortice Conor O’shea, a landscape architect and assistant professor at Illinois Institute of Technology, believes the exurban regions that surround the city core need to be treated as integral parts of the city. These areas that consist of rail freights and agriculture … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 048 – 23rd to 29th Jan

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The Ethical City: An idea whose time has come’ Authored by Brendan Barrett “We can’t solve problems by using the same value system that created them”. With a poignant quote to boot, author Barrett discusses the notion and overwhelming need for the creation and sustenance of an Ethical City. With … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 046 – 9th to 15th Jan

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Chilean Architect Alejandro Aravena wins 2016 Pritzker Prize’ Authored by Oliver Wainwright Alejandro Arevena, a Chilean architect known for his low cost housing solutions and innovative design principles, wins the 2016 Pritzker prize, the highest honour in Architecture. Aravena’s design approach bridges the gap between aesthetic appeal and unconventional problem solving … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 039 – 21st to 27th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Megacities will save mankind, not doom it’ Authored by Lord Norman Foster In an interesting flip of the coin, we have come across articles in the past which have heralded the death of pedestrian life by the burgeoning of mega-cities, and how this may be utterly inappropriate to the Indian … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 037 – 7th to 13th November

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘7 smart ways to design housing thats actually affordable’ Authored by Margret Rhodes A new exhibit at The Center for Architecture in New York City focuses on housing that more people can afford. This article covering the exhibition and the core message of the exhibit is addressing ways of reducing costs … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 016 – 13th to 19th June

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Transforming Melbourne : Are Tall buildings the best solution for a growing city?’ Authored by Max Walton Melbourne is facing one of the biggest challenges of growing cities around the world – the ever-expanding need for affordable housing stock within the metropolitan area. While general planning theory and practice have embraced the … Continue reading

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