Development Urbanism, Issues and possibilities: In Conversation with Henrik Valeur

Interview by Prof. Richa Sharma, Pillai College of Architecture.

In Tekton Vol. 2, Issue 1, March 2015 pp. 94 – 109.

Henrik Valeur’s career straddles three distinct cultures and this has shaped his worldview about how cities function. He sees a great potential in urbanisation leading to change, particularly in the developing world. Valeur advocates a theory of urbanisation as a means to address poverty while safeguarding the environment, this theory he describes as ‘Development Urbanisation’.

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Concept of smart cities created by IT companies

By Times of India

“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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Reflections on Henrik Valeur’s Talk on Development Urbanism

By Hyderabad Urban Lab

“On Sunday, 1st February 2015, HUL and Lamakaan hosted a talk and presentation by architect-urbanist Henrik Valeur titled “Development Urbanism: An alternative to the ‘Smart City’ concept”. The following post is a reflection on some of the key themes touched upon in the talk.”

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