Understanding the Project of Chandigarh: A Reflection on High-Modernist Thinking

In this paper, I attempt to understand the role of personal bias with regards to urban planning. Le Corbusier’s architectural ideology has been briefly contextualised in the political realm of high modernism. MEHAK SIDHU The new city (Chandigarh) was to represent India’s bold break from its colonial past, while being its first attempt to create…

Cooling Urban India

Urban space cooling consumes considerable amount of resources – resources which could be put to better use if urban planning was carried out with foresight. In this purely blog style piece, Arshiya highlights solutions and policy interventions which can be focused on by policy makers if we are progressive realise our broader goal of sustainable development.

Transforming Cities through Social Urbanism: Medellin, Colombia’s Alejandro Echeverri speaks to Lokniti

Lokniti Editors Sanjana Patro and Srilakshmi Nambiar in conversation with Mr. Alejandro Echeverri, on Medellin Colombia’s social urbanism.  The city of Medellin in Colombia was a drug trafficking hub from the late 1960’s till the early 1990s. A contraband economy, paralysis of justice and a mismanagement of the security apparatus led to a rise in…