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Weekly Roundup 118 – 27th May to 2nd June

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Lessons from India in Building Urban resilience’ Authored by Patralekha Chatterjee Growing Indian cities have been grappling with a multitude of problems like the lack of affordable housing, poor infrastructure ,sanitation which the governments alone cannot handle. The author interviews Gopalakrishna Bhat, an urban practitioner and a trained geologist on his … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 057 – 26th March to 1st April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Before-and-After Photo Archive of the World’s Best Street Design’ Authored by Feargus O’Sullivan Urbi-I, a Brazilian urban design collective, created a gallery that showcases the before and after street images from around the world. The gallery essentially tracks the widespread transformation of streets from being automobile centric to being pedestrian … 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

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 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 031 – 26th September to 02nd October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Using Nature’s Design Principles To Feed Nine Billion’ (Finalists of the bio-mimicry invention contest) Authored by Nathanael Johnson Human impact on the environment worldwide has led to a growing imbalance in the food chain, with disruptive and unpredictable consequences on the ecosystem. This critical issue of a broken food chain raises an almost obvious question … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 030 – 19th to 25th September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Architecture’s love affair with psychology is overdue a revival‘ Authored by Galan Diaz For a profession where the end user is the essence of the design concept, design execution and its measure of success, architects and psychologists share a surprisingly distant relationship. Building designs are rarely fully psychology-proofed. And even less so … Continue reading

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