The Shape of Economic Growth

By |2019-01-24T13:52:41+01:00January 22nd 2019|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , , , , |

With more and more people moving to cities, the question arises how to organise urban expansion in a way that ensures economic growth and quality of life. Nina Harari discusses which urban configurations can best accommodate urban growth and whether a city's shape influences its economic development.

Bangalore: A Vibrant and Dynamic Indian City With An Uncertain Future?

By |2019-01-24T13:53:27+01:00January 17th 2019|Categories: Economic Development|Tags: , , , , |

Bangalore is perhaps one of the most prominent examples for urban growth and vibrant economic activity. M H Bala Subrahmanya explains the city’s ascent to success – and its downsides.

Adopted Spaces: How Social Life on India’s Streets is Increasingly Threatened by Top-down City Planning

By |2021-08-18T12:22:44+02:00June 12th 2018|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , |

In India’s bustling cities, time spent in public spaces is an integral component of everyday life. Street design that focuses on motorised traffic does not take into account this human quality of street life. Instead, local practices and human activity should inform city planning, argues Sneha Mandhan.

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