For a long time, it has been the same kind of loud, eye-catching architecture that is deemed iconic. Thankfully, that is changing.
Activists allege Metro authorities are trying to save time and costs and hacking down trees all over the city
A collection of poems written about cities under attack, about loss, hope and resilience.
Local politicians are engaged in a game of one-upmanship, wanting to change old names without any logic or understanding of history.
The documentary on the cats of Istanbul portrays a face of Turkey that goes beyond the usual stereotypes.
The medieval nehers in water-scarce Aurangabad are a lifeline for residents, but are being ruined by civic corruption and private interests.
Maboneng in Johannesburg represents one strand of the type of urban “development” that’s advocated for by the proponents of “global cities”.
In this essay, the well-known architect talked about the challenges facing urban designers in recognising human values and understanding contemporary needs.
Though the city moves ahead, and so does the country, it seems that the fate of India’s migrant workers is to remain perpetually in the same place.
“Even if we manage to keep warming to the limits agreed in Paris, the impacts on human health from heat stress are likely to increase substantially as global temperatures climb.”
A look at why the Hall of Nations and Nehru Pavilion in Pragati Maidan are historically and architecturally important.
Architects and museums from across the world had written to the government asking that the buildings be preserved for their architectural importance.
The lesson is this: abandon the idea that there is one way of describing a building and instead draw on the many sources that we use to evaluate culture generally to give a building its due respect.
F.W. Stevens designed Victoria Terminus, now CST, and many iconic structures of Victorian-era Mumbai.
More than one year since the Kolkata flyover collapse that killed 26, the criminal trial has not begun. The police are not speaking on the record. And the government is silent.
Disability rights groups are urging the Centre to build smart cities that abide by international planning norms and are completely barrier free.
As many as eight firemen have lost their lives in last four months while saving other people.
Citizens of Bengaluru will have to brace themselves for more protests to save its green cover.
While the Qutb Minar is celebrated as a historic and architectural icon, the Quwwat ul-Islam is seen as haunting evidence of destruction, trauma and fanaticism.
“If the NDMC is doing something like that on its own building, what will happen to the rest of Delhi?” asked the architect of the iconic building.
When pollution is bad, we have to be more informed about the problem in advance and promote programs that avoid, improve, shift – just the way fuel is burnt in the city.
The homeless, especially women, have no place to go to during the winters in the capital.
Every large urban undertaking lays bare the efficiency of the systems, the capacity to self-organise and the nature of leadership that drives them. In the making of Amaravati, none of it appears reassuring.
The Lebanese architect says that he would like to believe it is still possible to produce modernity from within rather than simply importing from the West.
While the government talks about smart cities, the reality of India’s urbanisation is a web of increasing inequalities and powerless local authorities.
As part of a trial run of the smart cities initiative, the middle and inner circle of Connaught Place will be made vehicle-free for three months.
If after 20 years of dialogue we are exactly at the same (if not worse) place as we started at, how are we going to get better?
Alternative faecal sludge management systems that are effectively planned in a network to cover entire cities can make Swachh Bharat a reality.
The park provides a blueprint for the transformations taking place in public spaces across the city under the guise of development.
The burial sites of two of Tamil Nadu’s former chief ministers do not feature in the list of approved sites published by the Chennai Corporation.
Planning and building a capital city is of great cultural and ecological significance, which calls for enormous patience, long-term vision and due consultation with master architects, experts and other stakeholders.
The status of Muslims in the city has improved, but politically they are still irrelevant, and although high rise buildings with American names have sprouted throughout, its ghettos still continue to exist.
In a project for consolidating the fascinating urban mess that is Karachi, certain groups are patronising art, especially in the public space.
Balkrishna Doshi discusses how his designs seek to combine native aesthetic with the demands made by climate.
‘The role of the foreign community in drawing attention to the health effects of air pollution was crucial in Beijing, as it would be in Delhi later.’
Real policy is not defensive short term emergency measures but something proactive spanning multiple years, and acting fast, local and through multiple agencies.
DMRC already raises about 20% of its revenues from property development and is now looking to enter the housing development sector to raise capital funds.
As cities trumpet their liveability, creativity and greenness, many informal settlement activities are often relegated to the shadows.
For India to make urbanisation sustainable, it must first tackle the problems of multiplicity of jurisdictions, weak revenue base and human resource capacity deficit that impact most of its cities.
Unless there is a change all the way down to the bottom in male-dominated fields like architecture, a complete changeover is unlikely.