Posts Tagged cultural preservation

Iqbal Quadir Got Me Thinking… How Can a House Be a Cow?

Two nights ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Microfinance Club of New York’s panel with Iqbal Quadir, Founder and Director of the MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, Firas Ahmad, Director of Emergence Bioenergy, moderator Duncan Goldie Scot, Director of Musoni and Mission Markets, […]

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Surat Heritage Group: Citizen Groups like KO Shah’s Try to Weave Heritage with Economic Development

KO Shah and his colleagues were introduced to us somewhat as heroes of citizen activism in heritage city development – a practicing engineer and architect working with and leading a representative group of private practitioners all working to promote the development of heritage sites in Surat. Their […]

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What Is, What Could Be, What Should Be

Hyderabad is home to the glorious monument of Charminar. The monument itself is an important piece of history, culture, architecture and tourism. The neighborhood around it is another story all together… It never fails to surprise us how neighborhoods around key national monuments and tourist attractions in […]

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Kolkata’s Cutting Edge Urban Development Professionals

In Kolkata, Sukanya Hoon (VP Design at TCG Real Estate Group), Piyali Kundu (Senior Design Manager, TCG) and her friend, architect and urban designer Anjan Mitra of The Appropriate Alternative. Sukanya and Piyali’s responsibility for design and construction at the TCG Real Estate Group in Kolkata has […]

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Kolkata’s Urban Heartbeat

Park Street (Park Street-2 on google maps) is the heart of the city of Kolkata. It is the main commercial drag that connects with the administrative and main commercial area in the city. In spite of its location and relevance, most of its historic colonial buildings are […]

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Urban Treasures: Under-The-Radar in Kolkata

One of Kolkata’s special features among Indian cities is the way its cultural and historical fabric extends beyond a singular city center, or a walled medieval old town into several city neighborhoods throughout Central and North Kolkata. Most of these neighborhoods are dense districts providing housing for […]

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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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