Posts Tagged rehabilitation

The Undoing of Dharavi’s Redevelopment

This article in the Economic Times (Calls to scrap Dharavi makeover gain ground) highlights the tailspin that the Dharavi redevelopment plan has been in. Having gone from a proposal that attracted the interest of bidders from all over the world to one that started to repel investors […]

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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 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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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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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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