We synthesize the ideas and scholarly research on alternative models of development, systematize the state of the art, update theories with recent findings in the global south region, and publish cohesive proposals and commentaries to help create conditions wherein egalitarian and resilient urban systems can take shape.
- We are happy to present the third leaflet of our ‘urban farming’ periodical- BeejPatra. BeejPatra provides a space for the urban farming community to present, talk about and propagate different ways in which citizens can make cities beautiful, socially just, more self-reliant, and free. The […]Continue reading
- A Preliminary Report on Patna Riverfront In recent years, a new generation of river-related developmental projects has received a strong push from central and state governments. After dubious claims of success in riverfront development projects on the Sabarmati river, the policymakers are now ready with […]Continue reading
[Public Meeting] Riverfront development projects and implications of NGT orders for people’s movementsContext Unprecedented flood situations occurred in many cities of the country and the world this year, severely affecting urban life. Today urbanization has become synonymous with the conversion of cultivable lands and commons into dense webs of concrete and asphalt and their transfer to private […]Continue reading
- Registration Link People’s Resource Centre invites you to an online discussion on the need for localization of governance and planning in Indian cities. This is the second session in continuation of our ongoing series to imagine alternatives and present people’s initiatives around the idea that […]Continue reading
- – Debapriya Chanda [This article was originally published in Citizen Matters] In recent times, one of the lasting representations of Kolkata in popular culture lies in an iconic scene from the film Piku, where Bhashkor Banerjee, played by Amitabh Bachchan, is seen riding a bicycle […]Continue reading
- – Debapriya Chanda and Nishant [This article was originally published in The Bastion] The exclusionary model of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation—one of India’s pioneering metro rails—is being replicated in the planning of metro projects in tier two cities like Patna. This one-size-fits-all approach to […]Continue reading