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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 (H-Net)

Review by Prof. Preeti Chopra, University of Wisconsin-Madison in H-Asia, H-Net Reviews, December, 2015.

In an age when star architects dominate our attention, the Danish architect-urbanist Henrik Valeur’s book on India’s urban transition is an important reminder to us of a longstanding parallel history of architecture and urbanism, one where architects tackle social problems through practical engagement with the built environment.

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