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Weekly Roundup 035 – 24th to 30th October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘10 things South Park has taught us about Gentrification’ Authored by Stuart Jeffries This tongue in cheek article by Jeffries parodies (albeit with a liberal amount of grace) the issue of urban decay as a theatre set for romantic remodeling, or in other words, gentrification. Often associated with displacement of … 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

Weekly Roundup 010 – 2nd to 8th May

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Is India’s 100 smart cities project a recipe for apartheid?’ Authored by Shruti Ravindran The ‘100 Smart Cities’ plan floated by the Modi government has come across its share of concerns and critiques in the past months. In this piece, the author  raises the question of existing social disparities widening further … 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

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

People Building Better Cities: An International Traveling Exhibition

Super Exciting news!!!!!!! ‘PEOPLE BUILDING BETTER CITIES’ – An international traveling exhibition showing in 10 countries throughout 2013 to promote dialogue on participation and inclusive urbanization is coming to Chennai on 8th October and will run until 22nd October at the School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University Campus. PBBC is traveling to ten countries to … Continue reading

Public / Private / Policed

What do the words ‘Public Space’ really stand for in a city like Chennai? Traditionally, the term ‘Public’ is applied to a sort of egalitarian space, loaded with the principles of democracy and citizenship.  These are spaces available and open to all; open for protests and activism, free speech, information sharing and interaction. The burden … Continue reading

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