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.

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Whatever Happened to the Lutyens?

This is the first instalment of Ajitesh Bohar's graphic series 'Whatever Happened to the Lutyens?' Click here to read the other parts.  ...

Are Residential Welfare Associations the Missing Key in Urban Governance Models?

There are a few characteristics becoming increasingly common across Indian cities. A deluge of a couple of hours can end up flooding a city....
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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...
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Out Of Breath: The Ghazipur Landfill (Part II)

Filmed by Nabina Chakraborty and Sumit Krishna Yadav. In this second instalment of Out Of Breath: The Ghazipur Landfill. We take a look at how...
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Post-COVID Era: Redefining Urban Planning

Research by Bharath Pottekkat Edited & Presented by Sumit Krishna Yadav Why is it that just 5 cities in India account for about half of the...
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Episode 3: The Right Start — Beating the Single-Use Plastic Problem

Narrated by Sumit K. Yadav  While it was earlier speculated and suggested that there will be a complete ban on single-use plastics, the government has...

In Pedestrian-Heavy Patna, Crores are Being Invested in Road and Metro Projects Instead

There has been a phenomenal growth in the number of metro rail projects across Indian cities in the last decade, despite hard evidence that...
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Bastion Shorts: Is “Odd-Even” really the answer to Delhi’s smog problem?

Delhi-NCR and most of Northern India face the recurring bane of smog and pollution every year around the months of October and November. Delhi...
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Out Of Breath: The Ghazipur Landfill (Part I)

Filmed by Nabina Chakraborty and Sumit Krishna Yadav. The Ghazipur landfill has been operating as a garbage dumping ground since 1984. Standing at a height...

The Fight for Clean Air in the City of Joy

Over the years, Kolkata has celebrated Diwali and Kali Puja—which fall between October to November—with religious vigor, accompanied by the carefree bursting of fireworks....