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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 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 029 – 12th to 18th September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Why India should reject China’s obsession with bigger, denser megacities’ Authored by Matias Echanove and Rahul Srivastava Co-Founders of an urban action-research think tank – an anthropologist and economist discuss and compare the urban growth between China’s gargantuan mega-cities and India’s frantic attempt to catch up with China’s rate of … Continue reading

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