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Weekly Roundup 106 – 11th to 17th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘5 Cities Leading the Charge on Climate Action’ Authored by Climate Reality Project Climate change poses a tremendous risk to coastal cities and settlements.With the population set to increase,some cities have started coming up with solutions to tackle the threat.This article highlights five cities from around the globe which taken … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 076 – 6th to 12th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Keep Calm and Swim On: The Hellhole that is the Indian Monsoon is Here to Stay’ Authored by Manu Balachandran and Maria Thomas It’s that time of the year again, where annual rainfalls, not so surprisingly, wreak havoc in the lives of the people of India. Every year, the months … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 054 – 5th to 11th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Math Tool Could Help Avoid Planning Pitfalls’ Authored by Jen Kinney Implementation of policies and planning solutions help develop a city, but they also often result in unanticipated negative outcomes. Outcomes and repercussions in the long run that are difficult gauge. Simi Hoque, an assistant professor in the building and … 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 044 – 26th Dec 2015 to 1st Jan 2016

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Cycling in Rome to outdoor gyms in Montevideo – readers on the best city improvements of 2015′ Authored by Francesca Perry As 2015 draws to a close, we’d like nothing better than to look back and ruminate over the urban changes of the last one year and gather our hopes … Continue reading

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 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

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

Urban Design at its best in India

Here are some photographs of the recently opened lower promenade of the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Construction for this urban renewal project began in 2004 and runs along both banks of the Sabarmati river for a 10.5 kilometre stretch, creating approximately 185 hectares of reclaimed land. The lower promenade is a pedestrian only space … Continue reading

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