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.
This essay looks at the theoretical and practical implications of a much used and abused notion in urban planning and development circles, that of ‘informal settlements’.
What the world’s largest city can teach us about local development (The Hindu 16.02.2019)
How we locked ourselves in a box (The Hindu 02.02.19)
All habitats are made up of the sounds of water, as they flow in and out of people, kitchens, bathrooms and sewers (The Hindu 20.01.19)
Exploring the visual anatomy of Dharavi's fishing village
Exploring the visual anatomy of Dharavi's fishing village.
Can collective intelligence save us from self-destruction? (The Hindu 06.01.2019)
A town which has roots in the Neolithic Age struggles with the ups and downs of modernity. (The Hindu 09.12.2018)
the urbz Mumbai team traces back its lunch to the village
Article in The Asian Age about local development initiatives in Dharavi (Mumbai), which urbz supported.
Jockin Arputham’s charisma lives on (The Hindu 27.10.18)
The rise of a movement to reclaim failed urban projects (The Hindu 14.10.18)
The ideal of integrating town and country must be rebooted. (The Hindu 29.09.18)
The last mile of the food supply - Kavita and her food service to the urbz office.
After land and water, the old demon builds castles in the air. (The Hindu 15.09.18)
Civic authorities fail to understand urban villages' contribution to the city. (The Hindu 01.09.18)
Railways and the Indian history of mobility. (The Hindu 18.08.18)
Constructing peace through community development in Bogota. (The Bogota Post, 12.05.2018.)
We follow the trail of fruits and vegetables from a the wholesale market in Vashi to street vendors in Mumbai.
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