Change Management

Chandigarh: The Fight for the Radiant City | 22 May 2018 | by Vineeta Shetty Like Berlin surrounded by the Russians, Chandigarh often has to be defended like an island of sophistication from the marauders surrounding her. The city was master-planned in 96 hours, reflecting the urban philosophy laid down by the Congres Internationale d’Architecture […]

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Bilbao: Making is Believing | 30 September 2017 | by Vineeta Shetty When architect Susana González was transferred by her firm from Buenos Aires to Bilbao in the early 80s, she looked around in tears at the soot-covered buildings and the sludge-choked river, thinking she had been given a hardship post. Urban and industrial overdevelopment […]

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Smart Indore: Gentle Winds of Change 13 April 2017 | by Vineeta Shetty | Even as Madhya Pradesh’s sedate political capital, Bhopal, is settling in for the night, 190 kilometers away, its commercial capital, Indore is just rousing for the evening out. The characteristic breeze of the Malwan plateau in central India stirs the appetite, […]

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27 June 2014 | by Vitor Pereira No one can pinpoint how, when or why it started. What was the spark? Could it have been the melding of vast cultures with African, northern Europe, Arab and Asian roots? Could it have been the big corporations and their white-collar executives, ready to enjoy the sunlight, great […]

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February 2, 2016 | by Philip Allin | The Circular Economy is a concept that is gaining currency with urban planners in the past few years. Defined by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as restorative and regenerative by design, it aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times. […]

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5 November 2015 | by Philip Allin span style=”font-size: 18pt;”>The west Dutch countryside was a source of bitter inspiration for travellers in the late-middle ages. Blighted and apparently useless, it was the definition of a quagmire in one observer’s opinion: “The great Bog of Europe … the buttock of the World, full of veines and […]

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23 October 2015 | by Vineeta Shetty Groningers develop their cycling limbs early in life, balancing on the baby carriages of their father’s bicycle as early as four on the way to school. Like their counterparts in Amsterdam and other Dutch cities, multi-dextrous Dutch can be spotted gracefully carrying large sacks, photographing, linking hands and […]

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October 1, 2015 | by Trond Johannessen As EU leaders meet to deliberate and negotiate a solution to the ever-growing refugee flows from Syria and many other nations, 23 million Europeans are out of work. The European economy is in its first year of return to growth, while the European Central Bank is pouring liquidity […]

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29 June 2014 | by Vineeta Shetty Last week, India’s putative Smart City mission threw more figures on the mountain of numbers being crunched by journalists, analysts and numerologists. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcements, while signifiying a political declaration of will to a massive audience of stakeholders, left questions unanswered. Many operational details of investment […]

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23 June 2014 | by Brigid McAleer What’s in a name? Intelligent city, digital city, smart city: as always, it’s what lies beneath where the real meaning and purpose are found. Brigid McAleer interviews Júlia López, Project Manager of European and Regional Digital Strategy, A.K.A Smart Cities, for the Municipality of Barcelona. An engineer by […]