Ban cars in cities

Opinion piece

By Henrik Valeur, 2016

The problem
Do you know the feeling? You’re stuck in traffic and you can literally feel your blood pressure going up as you become increasingly frustrated with the time that is being lost because of all those morons who are blocking the way ahead. You may also begin to wonder what all those gasses and fine particles of soot, which are being emitted from all those idle engines in front, are doing to your health. And, if you’re less of a narcissist, you may begin to take pity on the poor cyclist who is being bullied by the big SUV or on the woman with her bags and children who is unable to cross the road.

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India: the Urban Transition (DPU)

Talk by Henrik Valeur at University College London, Development Planning Unit.

12 October 2017.

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Networking Bangalore

– applying complexity theory to design and planning

Talk by Henrik Valeur at the Open City Summer School, Politecnico di Milano.

7 September 2016.

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A new voice in urban politics

Interview with Dr. Ashwin Mahesh in India: the Urban Transition – a Case Study of Development Urbanism, 2014.

By Henrik Valeur, 2013.

Ashwin Mahesh is a scientist who turned environmental activist, development worker and technology entrepreneur before becoming a leading candidate for a newly formed national political party, the Lok Satta, contesting from the city of Bangalore. In this interview, he discusses problems of urban management in India today and proposes public participation and community building as means to solve the problems.[1]

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India: The Urban Transition (Urban India)

Review by Mukta Naik, Senior Research Associate, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, in Urban India Vol. 34, Issue, National Institute of Urban Affairs.

Drawing from his own experiences of practicing and teaching in Shanghai, China and focusing on his recent work in the Indian cities of Chandigarh and Bangalore, Henrik Valeur’s book is a commentary on the liveability of cities from the perspective of human health and safety over the long term.

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India: the Urban Transition (SAI)

Talk by Henrik Valeur at Harvard University, South Asia Institute.

28 March 2016.

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