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.
Groupthink dominates social networks and participatory projects (The Hindu 18/4/18)
How did we lose the thread of context-driven architecture and planning? (The Hindu 31/3/18)
The more diversified a neighbourhood, in terms of its uses, its composition and its physical expressions, the more efficient it is in terms of economic and cultural dynamism. (The Hindu 4/3/2018)
A global trend may be more fantasy than substance. (The Hindu 17/02/2018)
The overlooked importance of local construction activity. (The Hindu 21/1/2018)
A traditional drink made from wild flowers can become a strong local economy for tribal India (The Hindu 6/1/2018)
Download the handout for the Shinbisum workshop in Ulleung island in South Korea
Listening to children could help us plan better cities for all (The Hindu 16.12.2017)
Emerging political boundaries can help us rethink other categories. (The Hindu 3/12/2017)
How one of Sao Paulo’s largest favelas became a nice neighbourhood
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.