Carnival we ought to grow out of

Article by Dr. Kuldip Dhiman.

In The Tribune, 2 August, 2015.

“Henrik’s idea was that by removing all cars, a lot of space would be freed. “Almost 25 per cent of the total surface area of the sector is used by cars, either for driving or parking. All of this asphalt, which contributes significantly to the overheating of the city, could be removed, and instead, eco-friendly pathways for pedestrians, cycles and rickshaws could be built. These would be narrower, though still providing sufficient space for emergency vehicles,” says Henrik.”

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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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