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PANDEMICS AND URBAN PLANNING

Date: 1st April 2020

As of 31.03.2020 the outbreak, termed COVID-19, has infected about 800,000 people worldwide and killed roughly 42,000, according to a global tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

The coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the planet is forcing city authorities, health care officials, and emergency and security forces to take urban planning more seriously. In the midst of a global quarantine, the CCF team discusses factors like population density, technology, supply chains and urbanisation to present the historic and contemporary analysis of the mutually inclusive nature of pandemics and urban planning.

 

CORONA 2PANDEMICS AND MAPS

Date: 28th March 2020

In the wake of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the CCF team came across a collection of maps that spatially visualize outbreaks, and did a little research around the analytics that illustrate pandemic movements.

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RUINS: A SITE FOR RECREATION

EDGAR RIBEIRO, ERICA DE MELLO, FERNANDO VELHO, AND THE CCF TEAM, WORK WITH RESIDENTS TO UNDERSTAND THE POTENTIAL OF THE RUINS IN CHIMBEL

Date: 2nd August 2019

A brief insight into a participatory exercise with locals to Chimbel to envision a future for the ruins of Nossa Senhora Do Carmo with a brief explanation to heritage listing of the site.
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DO THE RUINS OF AN 18TH-CENTURY CHAPEL AND CONVENT FEATURE IN THE ASPIRATIONS OF A VILLAGE, UNDER PRESSURE FROM THE GROWING CITY?

Date: 9th July 2019

Architect Fernando Velho sets a context and makes a case for the ruins of a chapel and convent in Chimbel to become a central space for the villagers.
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A SEARCH FOR COMMONS IN THE PRESSURE OF GROWING CITIES

Date: 2nd July 2019

The CCF team talks about the pressures facing the village of Chimbel on the fringe of the rapidly expanding capital of Goa, and how the Foundation, local architects, clergy and residents from the village are working together to find a common space.
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PANAJI’S FORGOTTEN RESOURCE: OLD BUILDINGS

Date: 25th May 2019

The CCF team talks about heritage in Panaji, and CCF’s 2014 Heritage Listing Project.

 

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Is Our City Any Good? 

Date: 21st May 2019

A forum for citizens to understand and discuss the city.

 

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Event@CCF: Film screening of ‘Kakoos’

Date: 15th May 2019

While the 2017 documentary presented the stark reality of manual scavengers in Tamil Nadu, the subsequent discussion, with the lawyer and human rights activist Albertina Almeida, and the architect Tallulah D’Silva, provided insight on way-forward action in Goa.

 

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Late-night stroll, anyone? Assessing safety in Panaji’s streets

Date: 3rd May 2019

In a photoblog, the CCF team observes footpaths in Panaji from Jane Jacobs’ perspective.

 

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Riverfront Proposal in Panaji: Development or Demise?

Date: 26th April 2019

The CCF team takes a closer look at the Panaji Riverfront Development Proposal.

 

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Car is King: Goa at the mercy of parking rule

Date: 29th March 2019

The CCF team discusses the parking issue in Goa, and the state’s much-awaited response.

 

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Unclogging Panaji’s congestion problem

Date: 1st March 2019

The CCF team discusses a major problem in the Goan capital: mobility, and the proposed Decongestion Model.

 

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‘Can Participatory Development be infused in the Electoral Wards of the Heritage Panchayat of Se-Old Goa?’

Date: 22nd February 2019

Making a strong case for a “Bottom-Top” approach to planning, Edgar Ribeiro used the case of Old Goa to elucidate the need for sustainable planning through participatory Ward-level spatial plans.