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  • Malls are a nightmare for a city!

    A mall typically is in an isolated place away from a high street and typically has a large car park area. People drive in from miles. They don’t walk to the mall, they drive to the mall, park their cars in this huge car...

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  • Placemaking as a winning Real-estate development Strategy:

    ” A Great Public Space the new Anchor tenant” : Ethan Kent , PPS, NYC In today’s competitive real estate market, the key factor that affects people’s real-estate choice is the quality of life & amenities of a place. The place one lives in can impact...

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  • Learning from New York: Leaders Study Program 2013

    A sneek peek into a amazingly inspiring week in New York City. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The Leaders Study Retreat ,...

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  • A report on Maximizing Mumbai’s parks : Karishma Makeshwar & Rishi Aggarwal

    A Video summary of a report on increasing the availability of public gardens for citizens in Mumbai by removing time restrictions on the use of gardens . Co-authors Rishi Aggarwal & Karishma Makeshwar summarize the report and share some shocking facts on Mumbai’s...

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  • Pere Buil: Barcelona’s public space focus is due to Democracy

    Pere Buil graduated from ETSAB (Barcelona, 2000). Founder of vora arquitectura with Toni Riba, an architectural studio located in Barcelona. Their works have been published in several international magazines. They have been awarded with, among others, A+ 2011, AJAC awards 2012, San Marco Awards 2013,...

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  • Bollywood Star Imran Khan says we need Livable cities!

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  • Bristol Mayor George Ferguson’s message for India 100 new Smart Cities

    George Ferguson is mayor of Bristol, UK. George was a past President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, was co-founder of Ferguson Mann Architects in 1979 and founded the national UK wide network of practices, Acanthus, in 1986. He has a wide variety of...

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  • Photo Blog : Leader Study Program : London 2014

    We have had a super inspiring week in London meeting key leaders and studying transformative urbanism ideas from the city. Summary : London 2015- Leaders Study Program from www.theurbanvision.com (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return;...

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  • Can we first fix our Viewing Lens?

    A few years ago, when my dissertation topic for the planning course at Development Planning Unit, UCL London looked at the newly launched JNNURM through a theoretical framework of ‘social justice’, it was not only interesting to learn the findings of the study, but was...

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  • Prefabricated Technologies- Future of Construction

    photo credit: V31S70 India is a land of opportunities; opportunities for those people who want to contribute their efforts in providing better quality affordable housing solutions. With such a high density of people in urban areas along with huge pressure on natural resources; it is a pertinent...

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