Affordable Housing by Gujarat Housing Board in Rajkot
When in 2012, Gujarat Housing Board (GHB) reappeared in front of the people and the media after almost a decade long exile, there was a surge of unsettling voices among the citizens....
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.
The recent rise of civic activism in India for local and national issues exposes key challenge – Citizens are unhappy & anguished. They are discovering what they care about. They...
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...
AirPollution Chimney
Developed countries started recognizing Air Pollution as a threat to flora and fauna soon after the famous “London Smog: 1952”, which killed thousands of people in a few days between 5th to...
There is no Planet B
In urban areas in India, the urban poor usually are forced to settle in slums, squatters, and other informal settlements; often on land use that is not only at high risk but also that have a low potential for contestations (such as adjacent to railway tracks, or in low land areas).
Budget 2020 by Government of India
Indian budget, Budget2020, preparation process now over and to be presented on the floor of the parliament by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1, 2020. The people of...
A bus accident
The 31st road safety week 2020 is over. Once more, India's dubious record on road safety was the front and centre of the conversation. The country, unfortunately, has the distinction of...
In the growing urban centres of today’s world, accessibility and walkability have become one of the growing concerns.  Accessibility, in context to urban mobility, refers to a measure of the ease of...
A vendor selling flowers | Photo by Sankalpa Joshi from Pexels
Globalisation vs ‘Right to the city’ Over the years, economic policies and strategies adopted for sustainable urban development had resulted in a persistent unequal distribution of income and...