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Weekly Roundup 123 – 15th to 21st July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Philly Streets Get Test of Jane Jacobs’ “Eyes on the Street” Effect’ Authored by Jared Brey Jane Jacobs’ “Eyes on the Street” is one of the most popular concepts in urbanism. Equated to common sense in contexts such as India, this theory gets a shot in the arm from a recent … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 115 – 6th to 12th May

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Addressing the needs of Vulnerable Groups in Urban Areas’ Authored by David Satterthwaite The words Vulnerable, Sustainable and Resilient have been the most popular in the word pool, while discussing the subject of cities and urban environment. David in the first part of the article talks about the stark contrast … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 113 – 22nd April to 28th April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Are Cities on Track to Achieving SDGs by 2030?’ Authored by Paula Lucci The United Nations has been committed to driving global development since its inception. With the increasing commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals through the Paris Accords and New Urban Agenda, this piece provides a report card of how cities … 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

Weekly Roundup 110 – 1st April to 7th April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Mapping the New Urban Crisis’ Authored by Richard Florida With the increasing impact of urbanization, cities are also becoming centres of negative impressions. The New Urban Crisis Index measures wage inequality and income inequality; overall economic segregation along income, educational, and occupational lines; and the unaffordability of housing across nearly 350 … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 104 – 25th February to 3rd March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Amsterdam is flooding, on purpose’ Authored by Fearguss O’Sullivan In an effort to introduce waterways into the city fabric, Amsterdam is clearing up road space. The revival plan includes a revamping of the Central Station in the city and increased parking space for cities sixty three percent cycling population- all under water! Read on … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 053 – 27th February to 4th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Cash for Cycling? Polluted Milan wants to pay commuters to bike to work’ Authored by Rosie Scammell   In attempt to counter the pollution problem, Milan offers to pay people who choose cycling to work. While this is definitely a step forward, one wonders if the proposal to pay is … Continue reading

Rediscovering the Pleasures of Cycling

Urban Highways and freeways have long been viewed as a symbol of progress, higher mobility and better “modern” cities. Every city sees a flurry of road building when traffic levels get too high, predictably named something along the lines of “Inner/Outer Ring Road”, “Bypass Road” “Something High Road”, etc. In the past fifty years, tens of thousands … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 009 – 25th April to 1st May

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The Bilbao effect, and what the Basques can teach us about space for cycling’ Authored by Jonn Elledge Years after the Bilbao Effect unfolded, it needs to be assessed and noted that ‘unless there are other reasons to visit a place, it’s not altogether clear that any such effect … Continue reading

Unmotored- Workshop to promote Non-Motorized Transport in Chennai

On 6th December, UDC was invited by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy to facilitate one of the five working groups at ‘Unmotored‘, a workshop to promote non-motorized transport. Tahaer Zoyab and Vidhya Mohankumar facilitated the working group that dealt with non-motorized transport planning for the Chennai Metropolitan area. With a super enthusiastic group … Continue reading

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