At its roots, #covid19 exposes the breach of the barrier between wilderness and city and forces us to reflect on the relationship between citizens and ecology. Mangaluru-based environmental planner and architect, Niren Jain, zooms out with The Smart Citizen on the public health crisis and the opportunities it provides for a reset in ecosystem management, architecture, local food systems and urban transport in India.
A scene-setter for #PlacemakingWeek India, December 2 to 6, 2020, where Niren will lead a personalised guided walk of ancient Moodabidri, home to the world’s densest concentration of granite structures in half a kilometre radius.

Covid19: Breach of Barrier

Category: Encounters