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  • From Identity to Urbanity: A Thought for India’s Neo-Liberal Generation of Architects

    Twenty five years ago, when I entered architecture school in India, I found myself amidst an evolving dialogue on the identity of a post-colonial nation. By the early nineties – thanks to a handful of first generation, post-independence, Western-trained Indian architects – the best architecture...

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  • Interview: Pedro Ortiz on the “Art of Shaping the Metropolis”

    Pedro Ortiz is currently a Senior Urban Planner at the World Bank, Washington DC. Previously, he was Deputy Director of the Council of Architects of Madrid and Director of the Institute for Urban Renewal, a joint venture between the public and private sectors in Madrid. He...

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  • Why Japan Remains a Reference Point

    Noted Los Angeles based Urbanist Vinayak Bharne’s latest book “Zen Spaces and Neon Places – Reflections on Japanese Architecture and Urbanism,” has been praised as “….easily the most enjoyable book on Japan in a long time…..” It compiles the twenty-year intellectual relationship of an architect,...

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  • Re-MAKING our Public Spaces: Invitation to A DIY Urbanism Makathon

    We invite you to be an artist, painter, gardener, c0arpenter & mason to co-create and co-build our public spaces. What : Join renown artists, architects and urban planners in a fun Series of DIY workshops to ReMAKE  two dull open spaces  into special public spaces full...

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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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  • APLI Mumbai : A Citizens Vision Plan – Opportunity Mumbai: Redeveloping the PortLands for a liveable Mumbai

    We believe that the Mumbai Port Trust redevelopment offers a great opportunity to ensure that Mumbai regains its place as a thriving city .The success of a city in the 21st century is going to be determined by the human capital that it is able...

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  • “Reimagining Mumbai’s Public Spaces: Civic Hackathon”

    “Reimagining Mumbai’s Public Spaces: Civic Hackathon”

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /hsphere/local/home/c250529/theurbanvision.com/blogs/wp-content/plugins/embed-facebook/embed-facebook.php on line 39 Reimagine Public Spaces: Civic Hackathon- Tecnopride Citizens of Mumbai had a fun evening dreaming up revival of our Public Spaces at the “Reimagining Mumbai’s Public Spaces: Civic Hackathon” that took place on August 2nd at Studio X Mumbai. The participants ranged from 11 Year old city...

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  • Religion and Urban Transformation – A Conversation with Vinayak Bharne

    Following his 24-chapter edited volume, The Emerging Asian City: Concomitant Urbanities and Urbanisms, Los Angeles based urbanist Vinayak Bharne’s co-authored book Rediscovering the Hindu Temple: The Sacred Architecture and Urbanism of India opens a refreshing and provocative dialogue on the presence and role of Hindu...

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  • Cultural / Civic Entrepreneurs Forum: Enliven the community spaces

    The Cultural / Civic Entrepreneurs Forum is aimed at highlighting initiatives that have the potential to stimulate and enliven the public and community spaces of the city. Great places are not just an outcome of design but management , programming & Community Engagement & enabling social...

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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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