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Weekly Roundup 060– 16th to 22nd April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Animals Like Green Spaces in the City – And That’s a Problem’ Authored by Gabe Bullard An inclusive city must not only be limited to people. It must also talk about animals that share the city space. Cities high on green spaces, are high on thriving city animals. The question though is, … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 059– 9th to 15th April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Another Reason to Love Urban Green Space: It Fights Crime’ Authored by Julian Spector Looks like we just found more reason to love urban green spaces – The article throws light on a recent study that suggests adding greenery to a gray or vacant setting reduces criminal activity in the … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 055– 12th to 18th March

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘There are only 8 truly Global Cities in the World’ Authored by Aaron M Renn In the wake of smart cities, modern living, contemporary architecture and an increasingly cosmopolitan way of life, the growing impact of globalization and its effect on the way we design cities is significant. Today globalization … 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 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

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

Signing up for the smart city

We have been hearing quite a lot about smart cities. The current definition of what a smart city is seems to be as follows: Cities which use technology, primarily data-driven technology, to manage urban infrastructure and improve governance. In this scenario, the citizens of the city will be both consumers and generators of the data … Continue reading

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