Category Archives: Sanitation

The spirit of 1855

The hybrid functions of state and private enterprise that gave rise to modern London with projects like Joseph Bazalgette’s sewer system, a feat of extraordinary engineering but also governance – a truly enlightened moment of public private patronage seem to

The spirit of 1855

The hybrid functions of state and private enterprise that gave rise to modern London with projects like Joseph Bazalgette’s sewer system, a feat of extraordinary engineering but also governance – a truly enlightened moment of public private patronage seem to

Sanitation and the City

Here is a piece (that I wrote for emerging innovation) on the general issue of sanitation in Delhi but also true for many Indian cities: http://www.emerinn.com/sanitation-and-the-city/ In the words of EI: “In her first essay for Emerging Innovation, Julia King

Sanitation and the City

Here is a piece (that I wrote for emerging innovation) on the general issue of sanitation in Delhi but also true for many Indian cities: http://www.emerinn.com/sanitation-and-the-city/ In the words of EI: “In her first essay for Emerging Innovation, Julia King

Affordable Housing

The following text is an extract from ‘Out of the Box: Designing for the Poor” which I co-authored  Dr. Renu Khosla, Shahena Khan and Pranav Singh for ‘Shelter’, a Centre for Sustainable Habitat publication on affordable housing. I see what I see very

Affordable Housing

The following text is an extract from ‘Out of the Box: Designing for the Poor” which I co-authored  Dr. Renu Khosla, Shahena Khan and Pranav Singh for ‘Shelter’, a Centre for Sustainable Habitat publication on affordable housing. I see what I see very

Single Ladies (build a toilet for it)

The 2011 Census data told us something most people already knew: that more people in India have a mobile phone (53.2%) than a toilet (46.9%). The data on housing, household amenities and assets casts new light on a country in the throes of a

Single Ladies (build a toilet for it)

The 2011 Census data told us something most people already knew: that more people in India have a mobile phone (53.2%) than a toilet (46.9%). The data on housing, household amenities and assets casts new light on a country in the throes of a

Tackling the Sanitation Challenge

This is an article I wrote for the Indian Express that was published on the 18th February 2012: One of the major problems faced in underdeveloped settlements is lack of sanitation. A project initiated by the author seeks to bring

Tackling the Sanitation Challenge

This is an article I wrote for the Indian Express that was published on the 18th February 2012: One of the major problems faced in underdeveloped settlements is lack of sanitation. A project initiated by the author seeks to bring

Ferrocement

The above sequence shows the first construction stage of a model for a ferrocement septic tank. One chamber of two is shown here with a hole for an inlet and outlet into the second chamber. This is part of on-going

Ferrocement

The above sequence shows the first construction stage of a model for a ferrocement septic tank. One chamber of two is shown here with a hole for an inlet and outlet into the second chamber. This is part of on-going