ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Himanshu Burte

The 'Smart City' Card

The "smart city" idea is extremely attractive, especially to the middle and upper classes who experience Indian cities as being anything but smart. It is a concept frequently thrown about but lacking a clear definition - though at heart it has emerged mainly as an instrument to make cities more competitive in economic terms. With real estate and urban infrastructure offering a great opportunity to global capital, it is a card waiting to be played right in India.

The Gandhi of Spatial Delight

Laurie Baker's creative vision and particular way of approaching a building problem are probably gone with his demise on April 1. The most valuable legacy he has left behind is proven success in the real world of construction and of critical thinking. The biggest challenge is to keep the habit of critical thought alive in everything related to building. A tribute to this remarkable architect.