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India’s looming water crisis

  • By: Archana Gupta
  • Posted on February 27, 2016

by Prof Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada, originally published in www.policyforum.net, re-published with permissions. Poor policies have left India in one of the worst positions in the world when it comes to water stress. India needs to address current water management Read more ››

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Delhi: megacity, megatraffic, and megapollution

  • By: Archana Gupta
  • Posted on February 27, 2016

by Prof Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada, originally published in www.policyforum.net, re-published with permissions. Delhi needs strong public policy responses to cope with the city's growing pains. Delhi is predicted to have a population of 36 million people by 2030, Read more ››

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Understanding Infrastructure Dynamics of a City

  • By: Archana Gupta
  • Posted on January 16, 2016

(by Archana Gupta, Originally Published in Urban Sanitation Issue Jul-Sep 2015, re-published with permission. http://urbansanitation.in/urban-sanitation/jul-sep-2015/) What does it really take to understand the city? Through academics, experts and practitioner’s deliberations two broad themes Read more ››

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Public Spaces as a reflection of our culture and society

  • By: Suhani Gupta
  • Posted on May 4, 2015

A city is defined by its people. With people come their aspirations, cultural values, social myths, religious beliefs and insights, impacting their decisions around built form and planning strategies. A public space in a city brings all of these aspects together, creating a mosaic which defines the Read more ››

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From Identity to Urbanity : A Thought for India’s Neo-liberal generation of Architects

  • By: Prof Vinayak Bharne
  • Posted on February 21, 2015

Twenty five years ago, when I entered architecture school in India, I found myself amidst an evolving dialogue on the identity of a post-colonial nation. By the early nineties – thanks to a handful of first generation, post-independence, Western-trained Indian architects – the best architecture Read more ››

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The Idea of the Indian City – a conversation with Devdutt Pattanaik

  • By: Anshuman Gupta
  • Posted on November 27, 2014

Indian Cities In conversation with Devdutt Pattanaik, and how he interprets the Idea of the Indian City in context of the rapidly urbanising contemporary India of today. Devdutt : There are many great question associated with Indian Cities in the process of trying to understand Read more ››

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Diwali Urbanism by Vinayak Bharne

  • By: Prof Vinayak Bharne
  • Posted on October 28, 2014

Originally published in The Navhind Times, Goa, India on October 27, 2014 Although Diwali is generally accepted as Hindu India’s archetypal festival, its regional guises are as diverse as the country’s languages and geographies. The Read more ››

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The Next Indian City – A Conversation with Vinayak Bharne

  • By: Anshuman Gupta
  • Posted on October 28, 2014

Noted Los Angeles-based urbanist Vinayak Bharne was in India this August for a lecture series on progressive urbanization. Bharne is also a professor of urbanism at the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy, and the author of several books such as “The Emerging Asian Read more ››

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PEDAGOGIC POTENTIAL of THE DISCOVERY OF ARCHITECTURE : A Workshop for Design Academicians

  • By: Archana Gupta
  • Posted on June 14, 2014

10-11 July 2014, Department of Architecture, School of Planning & Architecture,  New Delhi "The Discovery of Architecture - a contemporary treatise on ancient values and indigenous reality", by MN Ashish Ganju and Narendra Dengle, is an essay on the need for a new Read more ››

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