Place, Work, Folk is a fortnightly column in The Hindu Sunday Magazine by Matias Echanove and Rahul Srivastava, which is inspired by Patrick Geddes and analyzes current urban issues in India and beyond.
How renewed attention to urban-rural linkages may reshape the urbanisation debate. (The Hindu 5/11/2017)
One small indomitable neighbourhood holds out against the planners (and changes the plan). (The Hindu 22.10.2017)
Anyone who has commuted on trains during rush hour will know there’s something deeply tolerant about the Mumbaikar (The Hindu 07.10.2017)
Nature holds something far more precious than wood, coal and minerals — something which industrial practices have been destroying in their crude quest for cheap bucks. (The Hindu, 10.09.17)
On how nature and economy share a common destiny (The Hindu, 27.08.17)
Lessons from a century-old plan for Indore by Scottish planner Patrick Geddes (The Hindu, 14.08.17)
Recent research in Dhaka show that accommodation and housing are related but distinct needs. (The Hindu, 30.07.17)
The organisation of the G20 reflects its democratic deficit.
Transcript of interview in the Hindustan Times.
India’s financial capital does infantilise its own indigenous history. But it also celebrates the past.
Reviewing Sondgo and its functioning residential and work places, thirteen years after the initial plans were drafted. (The Hindu, 19.06.17)
How global cities can reinvent themselves by going local. (The Hindu, 03.05.17)
A community struggling with water and identity finds hope in nature and culture. (The Hindu, 11.04.17)
Privatisation, if seen as an exclusive way to regularise settlements, increases the risk of political manipulation and real-estate speculation. (The Hindu, 29.03.17)
With one foot in the village and the other in the city, migrants have done more to urbanise India than any development scheme (The Hindu, 12.03.17)
In the urbanisation race, India seems desperate to catch up with China. Yet this highly networked country can build a future where cities do not rule supreme.
Many people involved in urban issues in Mumbai (and elsewhere) have tried their hand at making the definitive proposal for Dharavi. Read more about ours in collaboration with sP+a
The official target of producing millions of quality homes for all can be re-imagined, as one in which the process of construction itself becomes a transformative moment.
urbz' publication on Dharavi published by Strelka Press