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Us and Them.

Today was a day of revelations. And that would be putting it mildly. I had the opportunity to attend a public consultation meeting for the Revised Master Plan for Bangalore- 2031 held at Ambedkar Bhavan in Vasantnagar, Bangalore. I have helped organize a number of public consultation meetings for projects that I was working on … 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 Place and Time for Urban Art

I recently read a very well written article about Mumbai’s new Chhatrapati Shivaji airport Terminal [1]. It drew comparisons with the city’s rail terminus with the same name and pointed out how the rail terminus ferries the expected ANNUAL passenger count of the airport in just 11 days. Despite this, the rail terminus must do … Continue reading

The Irony of the Public Toilet

I hear today is World Toilet Day. As I ponder over the significance of having proclaimed such a day, my lunchtime internet browsing session threw up two links. And both did a pretty good job of unsettling me, albeit in very different ways. The first is a feature from Down to Earth magazine’s online portal. It reports … 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

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