Category: Reviews

India: The Urban Transition (H-Net)

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

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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Carnival we ought to grow out of

Interview by Dr. Kuldip Dhiman in The Tribune.

Your city is choking’ sadly does not seem a convincing enough argument for citizens to change car buying and use habits. The lead has to come from the planners; that, unfortunately, is not happening. At least a public debate has to start, simple doables put to test. You can’t let cars take over all the space there is. What kind of development is that?

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Concept of smart cities created by IT companies

Article in Times of India 4 March 2015.

The government’s proposal to create 100 smart cities in the country which boast of world class amenities maybe a step in the right direction, but, the use of technology-driven services is a disconcerting point, architect-urbanist and thinker Henrik Valeur said at a talk-cum-informal discussion late Wednesday evening.

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