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Weekly Roundup 077 -13th to 19th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Neighborhoods can shape success – Down to the level of the city block’ Authored by Alexia Fernandez Campbell The Rio Olympics have been swamped with controversy from the very beginning. Right from toxic waters, to displaced residents, to the spread of the Zika virus. But the question repeatedly asked is, was … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 062– 30th April to 6th May

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘What Would Jane Jacobs Do?’ Authored by Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow This week marked a worldwide celebration of Jane Jacobs’ 100th birthday! Even Google had a lovely doodle in her honour. Needless to say there were a host of articles online that paid tribute to her work, revisted her … Continue reading

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 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 022 – 25th to 31st July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Utopian chimeras of the future’ Authored by Rohan Shivkumar Alleging that ‘nothing we have seen so far even attempts to address contextual issues concerning the environment, housing and employment’ or ‘how these smart cities are to relate to the existing towns or villages around them’, Shivkumar questions what are we … Continue reading

Unmotored- Workshop to promote Non-Motorized Transport in Chennai

On 6th December, UDC was invited by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy to facilitate one of the five working groups at ‘Unmotored‘, a workshop to promote non-motorized transport. Tahaer Zoyab and Vidhya Mohankumar facilitated the working group that dealt with non-motorized transport planning for the Chennai Metropolitan area. With a super enthusiastic group … Continue reading

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