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Pedestrian Friendly Pondy Bazaar street in Chennai.
Streets have been our oldest social spaces which connected diverse areas of the city, creating multiple spaces for communal activities and points for interaction along the way. With an increase in the growth of private vehicles and automobiles, streets were no longer seen as public spaces, rather, just a medium to traverse through, in order to get to your destination.
Happy Street Ahmedabad
The two-decade-old Khau Gali, the gastronomy high-street of Ahmedabad,  has returned in a new avatar as “Happy Street Ahmedabad" after it was demolished in the year 2018. Designed by National Institute of...
emobility in India
In a rapidly transforming mobility paradigm, India has some inherent strengths and comparative advantages. The country also has a little of the legacy of resource-blind mobility unlike other economies of similar nature....

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The End of Megacities as We Know in COVID 19

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India’s ‘Indigenous Peoples’ in Urgent Need of Climate Justice

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The Indigenous Coastal Communities of Mumbai in Lurch

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Preserving Wetlands to Fight Urban Flooding in India

India's biggest challenge in front of its growth is the impact of climate change on its populace. The country...

Can India Pivot to a Renewable Future by 2030?

India's electricity sector is dominated by fossil fuels, in particular coal, which during the 2018-19 fiscal year produced...

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