Tag Archives: Spatial Justice

Housing in India and government attitude towards it

Housing is an important aspect of city development. Population growth in a city is mainly attributed to two main reasons: migration from different areas in search of jobs and natural growth (birth rates exceeding death rates). However, the pace of housing provision, particularly by government agencies, is never able to keep up with the pace of population increase. Also, the National Urban Housing and Habitat policy-2007, which emphasizes “Affordable housing for All”, aims at ‘Forging strong partnerships between public, private and cooperative sectors for accelerated growth in the Housing Sector and sustainable development of habitat’. At the end of the day, it’s all about Roti, Kapdaa aur Makaan. Continue reading

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Are Urban Sustainability and Resilience legitimizing social un-justice?

Authors: Lorenzo Chelleri and Isabelle Anguelovski The concept of urban sustainability has been around for many decades, receiving the attention of the whole spectrum of urban experts, sectors and disciplines. It also received  many and different critics while at the … Continue reading

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The New Technological Frontier: Equal Mobility for All

New computing technology and real time digital representations of our built environment allow us to redefine the automobile. Will this new technology lift the barriers of mobility and give equal opportunities for living, working and leisure to all? Google is … Continue reading

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Can planners make London smile?

Inner London has been contradicting the successful economic trajectory of the global capital for more than thirty years. Planners have been part of the struggle to end this dichotomy. Within his inaugural lecture in February 2014 at the University of … Continue reading

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