Place, Work, Folk

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.

Spirit of the forest

A traditional drink made from wild flowers can become a strong local economy for tribal India (The Hindu 6/1/2018)

Child's Play

Listening to children could help us plan better cities for all (The Hindu 16.12.2017)

The road to the city

How renewed attention to urban-rural linkages may reshape the urbanisation debate. (The Hindu 5/11/2017)

Constructive Resistance

One small indomitable neighbourhood holds out against the planners (and changes the plan). (The Hindu 22.10.2017)

A Humane City

Anyone who has commuted on trains during rush hour knows there’s something deeply tolerant about the Mumbaikar (The Hindu 07.10.2017)

Mining the forests

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)

Mess is more

Recent research in Dhaka show that accommodation and housing are related but distinct needs. (The Hindu, 30.07.17)

Hamburg: between the medieval and the global

The organisation of the G20 reflects its democratic deficit. Not only did the G20 summit turn parts of Hamburg into a virtual fortress, it also made hostages of thousands of peaceful protesters and residents. (The Hindu, 16.07.17)

More smart, less city

Reviewing Sondgo and its functioning residential and work places, thirteen years after the initial plans were drafted. (The Hindu, 19.06.17)