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Speakers at Pecha Kucha #19: Failure

This edition of Pecha Kucha Night Delhi promises to be one of our best ever, with eleven excellent speakers who will talk about Failure from very distinct perspectives. Interestingly, we’ve had several speakers from past Pecha Kucha Nights reach out … Continue reading

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Urban Prototyping: The Future of Smart Cities

By Gabriel Harp San Francisco is home to the Grey Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFTA), and together they held the first Urban Prototyping festival in the fall of 2012. The festival provided a forum for projects and discussions, and … Continue reading

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Mobility for equity: A gendered perspective on bicycling in India

By Anvita Arora Understanding gender issues in the transport context is of vital importance, since women account for about 70% of those living in poverty worldwide. The growing literature on women and transport has also clearly shown that they tend … Continue reading

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Even More Speakers at Pecha Kucha Night #13!

The next Pecha Kucha night in New Delhi is exactly a week away, and presentations have begun to trickle in, looking fantastic so far! It will be held on the 11th of October at the American Center (Kasturba Gandhi Marg), … Continue reading

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Should Smart Cities Necessarily be Biophilic Cities?

Ever since Design Public III and our association with IBM, we’ve been thinking a lot about the many different aspects of a Smart City, and even dedicated a breakout session to the topic. During the session, we spoke variously about … Continue reading

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Participatory Urban Design: An Interview with Darshana Gothi Chauhan

Urban Designer and Architect, Darshana Gothi Chauhan, of Urban Initiatives, joined us on the 20th of April to be a part of the Design Public Conclave on Trust, Participation, Innovation. Urban Initiatives has an inter-disciplinary approach to urban design, transportation, … Continue reading

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Breakout Sessions at the Design Public Conclave

The structure of the Design Public Conclave has always included a morning full of panel discussions which are then followed by an afternoon of breakout sessions. Participants split up into smaller groups and discuss a specific problem from an innovation … Continue reading

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Designing Cities in a Knowledge Economy

In India and around the globe, the economy has been moving further and further away from manufacturing and products — the so-called ‘brick and mortar’ economy — to a knowledge economy, also called the ‘internet’ or ‘networked’ economy. Here, the … Continue reading

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Designing Communities for Social Sustainability

Population growth is going to have profound impacts on politics, economics, and society in the coming decades, one issue being the basic question: Where are we going to put these people? “UN surveys indicate that…by 2030 over two billion people … Continue reading

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