What is the Incremental City?

What is the Incremental City? DRAFT The concern for an understanding of an ‘incremental city’ can start with a critique of contemporary urban design obsessed with the physical form dominated by an aesthetic of a final product; a practice of

What is the Incremental City?

What is the Incremental City? DRAFT The concern for an understanding of an ‘incremental city’ can start with a critique of contemporary urban design obsessed with the physical form dominated by an aesthetic of a final product; a practice of

Development as Freedom

As competent human beings, we cannot shirk the task of judging how things are and what to needs to be done. As reflective creatures, we have the ability to contemplate the lives of others. Our sense of responsibility need not

Development as Freedom

As competent human beings, we cannot shirk the task of judging how things are and what to needs to be done. As reflective creatures, we have the ability to contemplate the lives of others. Our sense of responsibility need not

Low Rise by Charles Correa

” Unfortunately the notion of low-rise housing is associated with the kind of sprawl one sees in the suburbs of westerns cities, but this, of course, is not what we are talking about. In its concentrated form, low-rise housing is the

Low Rise by Charles Correa

” Unfortunately the notion of low-rise housing is associated with the kind of sprawl one sees in the suburbs of westerns cities, but this, of course, is not what we are talking about. In its concentrated form, low-rise housing is the

Unthinking Housing for the Urban Poor

The following text is an extract from something I was a contributing author for Shelter, a HSMI, Center for Sustainable Habitat publication with Dr. Renu Khosla, Shahena Khan, Prashant Pradhan and Pranav Singh The right to housing is universally recognized as

Unthinking Housing for the Urban Poor

The following text is an extract from something I was a contributing author for Shelter, a HSMI, Center for Sustainable Habitat publication with Dr. Renu Khosla, Shahena Khan, Prashant Pradhan and Pranav Singh The right to housing is universally recognized as

The Word ‘Waste’

“Throughout this book you will find the word ‘waste’ used to refer to those raw materials – faeces and urine – your body passes on to make energy available to some other form of life. This is what you give back to

The Word ‘Waste’

“Throughout this book you will find the word ‘waste’ used to refer to those raw materials – faeces and urine – your body passes on to make energy available to some other form of life. This is what you give back to

The Courts of Maria Lionza

According to legend, Maria Lionza’s lived on Sorte Mountain in the 15th-century, after her Indian chief father sent her there for safety. One day, when staring into the river a giant anaconda ate her. But from within the anaconda Maria

The Courts of Maria Lionza

According to legend, Maria Lionza’s lived on Sorte Mountain in the 15th-century, after her Indian chief father sent her there for safety. One day, when staring into the river a giant anaconda ate her. But from within the anaconda Maria

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