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Urban Ecology

Specific focus on citizens, municipal corporations and governance in fast-growing cities; rapid diminishing of urban ecosystems and the impact of natural resources. Emphasising the environment as the pivot in urban planning.

For Sangam Vihar’s Harijan Basti, Water Delivery Remains A Pipe Dream

Authored by Vibhuti Gour In the run-up to the 2020 Delhi Assembly polls on February 8th, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has guaranteed 24/7 piped...
The Kavoor Sewerage Treatment Plant is located in Mangalore, India. The facility treats wastewater before releasing it safely into a nearby river or to industrial parks where it is reused.

From Waste to Water: How Recycling Wastewater Kills Many Birds with One Stone

Humanity is at a point where indiscriminate use and pollution of water has reached a tipping point. Increasing water scarcity will not only limit...
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Building Sustenance

The world’s cities occupy just 2% of the land use but account for 71-76% of energy-related global greenhouse gas emissions. Closer to home, India’s...

The Green Frontier: Sustainable Housing in India

Written by Arnab Chakraborty The conversations around climate change and greenhouse gas emissions have gained momentum in the last few years. So, let’s test your...

No More Segregation! The Curious State of Waste Management in Chennai

Written by Varnika Walvekar  “We have to build an andolan (movement) to induce behavioural change which was at the heart of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy”. Even...
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Sparking a Conversation: Ethics vs. Economics in the Environment

In our next video in the 'Sparking A Conversation' series, Dr Mahesh Rangarajan discusses the relationship between development and nature. In a country like...

All Park and No Play

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore | This article is the first instalment of Vaishnavi’s series ‘Ecology and the City’, which explores how complications in urban...

Local Solutions to Local Waste: Himachal Pradesh’s Aima Panchayat

It’s a busy intersection at Himachal Pradesh’s Palampur. In the backdrop of this town, the Himalayas stand tall adorned with the winter’s snow, and...
October 2017 bangalore/ bengaluru flooding

Crisis in Bangalore: Nature’s Wrath or Human Error?

Written by Stuti Pachisia “It only has to rain for a short while for the city to get completely submerged. This creates a lot of...
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“It’s Not Our Land to Give”: Tenancy and the Yamuna Floodplain Reservoir Project

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore  A herd of buffaloes crosses the muddy path, one of which decides to roll around the expanse of mud he finds...