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  • SK Das : The Shared City!

    On HABITAT URBAN TRANSFORMATION LAB HabitatUTLab seeks to engage in research, exploration, projects, activism, creative interventions, assertions in the process of transformation of cities, and education that challenges the foundations of contemporary urban thinking. We see planning and urban design as an instrument of change. We...

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  • Surendra Hiranandani: Why malls are signs of a failed City!

    If you take away the high street shopping and put them into malls, you are taking away the life and soul of all street life which is the most essential factor in making a city look beautiful, look lively, look happening and be happening. Malls...

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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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  • What makes a city fun ! #funcities

    Why do we all adore some cities? Because , they inspire vitality in us. Fun Cities have so many things to do , learn & experience. What do we need to make this happen? 1) Special Public Spaces & parks 2) Strong community Networks 3)...

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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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  • Ricardo Bofill Jr on India’s 100 New Smart Cities

    More than 50 years after its founding, Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura (RBTA) remains at the forefront of the urban design and architectural professions. RBTA, founded in 1963 and led by Ricardo Bofill, Ricardo Bofill jr and Pablo Bofill, applies its visionary humanism and cultural...

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