Building blocks to smart Indian cities by Pavan Srinath

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

originally published in Business standard, dt June 14 2014. (excerpts re-published with the authors permission). JNNURM has brought cities to the front of policy making but it also reflects the weaknesses of a centrally sponsored urbanization scheme. Read more ››

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Smart Cities ? The truly great have soul

  • By: Archana Gupta
  • Posted on October 30, 2013

by Prof Asit K Biswas, originally published in dt 28 Oct 2013, re-published with permissions. When I was a child, I admired James Bond very much because, whenever he was in enemy territory facing imminent danger, he intuitively knew which switches to Read more ››

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A plan to save the hills

  • By: Archana Gupta
  • Posted on October 29, 2013

by Dr. Anil P Joshi. Originally published in TOI dt 13 Sep 2013, re-published with permissions.                    Photo credits - Anshu Gupta, Ecopreneurship offers a sustainable alternative to the destructive Read more ››

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Emerging Indian City : Search for an identity

  • By: Anshuman Gupta
  • Posted on October 8, 2013

What is it that makes 2 people with an educational background in architecture feel the need to step out of their comfort zone of their day jobs and debate our own understanding of urbanism in the context of contemporary Indian cities? Before we try to answer our own question, it is Read more ››


The dynamics of a Temple Town : Puri

  • By: Anshuman Gupta
  • Posted on September 26, 2013

(Originally published in IFLA Newsletter No 105, June 2013. Re-published with permission) A good historical city opens one up to the possibility of many lives – of others and oneself. It has interwoven within its own fabric the many narratives of history, myth, culture. When these layers of Read more ››

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