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.”
“We are smart enough to understand how stupid we behave but we are not smart enough to do anything about it”
Henrik Valeur, 2015
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’.
Talk by Henrik Valeur at Pillai HOC College of Architecture, Rasayani, Navi Mumbai and Q&A following the same talk at Pillai College of Architecture, New Panvel, Navi Mumbai.
Talk by Henrik Valeur at Lamakaan/Hyderabad Urban Lab and Q&A following the same talk at Tata Institute of Social Science in Hyderabad.
Talk by Henrik Valeur at Centre for Policy Research, Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
12 March 2015 at 3:45 p.m.
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.”