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Weekly Roundup 029 – 12th to 18th September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Why India should reject China’s obsession with bigger, denser megacities’ Authored by Matias Echanove and Rahul Srivastava Co-Founders of an urban action-research think tank – an anthropologist and economist discuss and compare the urban growth between China’s gargantuan mega-cities and India’s frantic attempt to catch up with China’s rate of … Continue reading

The Teaching Of Cities…

There is a question that digs at the soul of anyone who ventures into a classroom facing a chalk board filled with emptiness. But I’ll get to that later. Source : http://www.wikipedia.org It begins with you searching for an opening into a chamber. The entries are usually located at the rear or on the sides … Continue reading

The first of the Urban Colloquium Series

On the evening of the 15th February, 2014, UDC organized the first of a series of monthly gatherings to be held every second Saturday of the month, aptly titled the Urban Colloquium. The idea behind the Colloquium is to have an agenda for urbanophiles to meet every month for a range of city-related activities and events, … Continue reading

A Density Of Quality

In their seminal book on cities, “FARMAX”; the Dutch architects MVRDV make the observation that Asian cities are usually two sets of urbanisms juxtaposed upon each other. The first, a Planned City; designed and planned by governments and other institutions; and a second (perhaps more vital) city; formed by the pragmatic necessities of context and demand, … Continue reading

The Whereness Of Cities

Tautological as the statement sounds; Cities are places. It is an oft forgotten reality that urbanism is a phenomena that is as much geographical as it is cultural and economic. The location and geography of a City is critical to its form, its flows, exchanges and its transformations; perhaps more significantly than other conditions that … Continue reading

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