Archive for the New Delhi Category

Inclusive and Urban – Design With The Other 90%: Cities

Innovative responses to the complex challenge of urban poverty, Design With the Other 90%: Cities, are on exhibition in at the United Nations Headquarters lobby. By merely choosing to exhibit “concrete” improvements in the livelihoods of the world’s poor, The Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum exhibit breathes […]

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Talking about Delhi’s Nullahs with Manit Rastogi at Morphogenesis

Manit Rastogi has a watery dream. Rastogi is the Principal and Founder of Morphogenesis, an Indian architecture and interior design firm internationally recognized for its work in commercial, residential and institutional architecture, green building, urban design and planning and interior design. As head of the Sustainable Urbanism […]

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ICF International: Promoting Energy Efficiency in India’s Buildings

Sanjay Dube is Senior Project Manager at the New Delhi office of ICF International, a leading global management, technology, and policy consultancy developing solutions and strategies for a range of development policy, energy and environmental issues. His office leads the consultancy’s energy efficiency and climate change policies […]

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A Fresh Foray into Revitalizing an Inner City Historic District

Nizammuddin Basti is a dense residential neighborhood that surrounds the religiously significant Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya in South Delhi. Two notable revitalization efforts are taking place in this area, a dense neighborhood supporting a large low-income, majority Muslim population. Any redevelopment effort faces the challenge of […]

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Nehru Place: Core Urban Redevelopment Potential Not Yet Realized

Nehru Place is a commercial and business center located in South Delhi, strategically located among other residential and commercial neighborhoods. Nehru Place is also home to a brand new Delhi Metro station. We visited Nehru Place to evaluate the potential for centrally located, existing building stock in […]

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UNESCO’s Sustainable Revitalization Work and Old Delhi

SCA’s meeting with Marina Faetanini, Programme Specialist, Social and Human Sciences Sector at United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) India was fortunately timed with the release of their report (with UN-HABITAT) on India – part of a series entitled “Historic Districts for All – A […]

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Clearing the Air at the Paharpur Business Center

Roopali Shahney, General Manager at Paharpur Business Center (PBC), and her team at the Paharpur Business Centre (PBC) are breaking new barriers in green building development. This PBC building, which provides business incubation spaces in the green retrofit of a 20-year old building in Nehru Place, will […]

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Sanjay Prakash Talks about Real Green Projects and Local Capacity Building

Sanjay Prakash is pushing the edge of the envelope for the new generation of Indian cities. Having practiced architecture and city planning for over 30 years in India, his firm, Sanjay Prakash & Associates, a private architecture and design consulting firm, has offices in Delhi and projects […]

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HUDCO’s Hopes for Heritage and Rehabilitation

SCA met with Ramesh K. Safaya, Executive Director for Works & Disposal at the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), a techno-financing institution with an additional lending mandate, to talk about his passion and support for heritage preservation, affordable housing projects and workforce training, which has included […]

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Putting Local Innovation into Green Cities and Green Schools: Gaurav Shorey at TERI

We found Gaurav Shorey in a crowd of schoolteachers, one after another approaching him to say how much they enjoyed his presentation on green schools. Grinning and gracious, chatting between bites of lunch, Gaurav believes in the connection between youth and environmentalism in India. Gaurav is now […]

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