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Weekly Roundup 043 – 19th to 25th Dec

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Car-Free Cities: 12 Pedestrian only places from NY to Venice’ Authored by Steph This week we highlight a long prevalent urban design driver (pun unintended) – pedestrian friendly design. This article featured on the Web Urbanist showcases examples of cities which have adopted and executed pedestrian-only spaces within the … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 040 – 28th to 4th December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Unplanned development in Chennai causes floods’ Authored by Sandhya Ravishankar Anyone following recent global news would have seen reports of the devastating rains which are creating havoc in Chennai. This torrential downpour has been caused by a major depression, breaking a 100-year-old record. With rains battering the city relentlessly, the community … 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 034 – 17th to 23rd October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The Just City Essays – Visions for Urban Equity, Inclusivity and Opportunity’ Authored by Toni L Griffin, Ariella Cohen and David Maddox JMBC (J Max Bond Centre), with its partners the Nature of Cities and Next City, has released the first installment of “The Just City Essays” this week. The … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 033 – 10th to 16th October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘How Africa can build inclusive, safe and sustainable cities’ Authored by Jacqueline M Klopp and Jeffrey W Paller This article looks beyond design, and emphasizes the need for excellent urban management as a criteria for creating successful cities. Taking Ghana and Nairobi as key examples within which cities have, in … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 032 – 3rd to 9th October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘A bridge too near: a major health risk of land-bridging India and Sri Lanka Authored by Dr. Mendis, Dr. Abeyesundere and Dr. Herath In 2010, a NASA Shuttle imaged a mysterious ancient bridge between India and Sri Lanka, as mentioned in the Indian epic Ramayana. The evidence, experts from … 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

Sunday morning at the Madras High Court

On the morning of 1st December, after exercising much willpower to wake up following a late night at a friend’s birthday party, I managed to get myself to the Madras High Court at 8:30am. Not to confront the long arm of the law but to go on an inaugural heritage walk of the grounds and … Continue reading

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