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A budget for the People, by the People

As a democratic tool, participatory budgeting holds the key to addressing the needs and aspirations of a more representative sample of people.

Is Mumbai Set to Sink or Swim?

The monsoon downpours and cyclonic storms bring the city to a standstill year after year. Why is it that the city is not equipped to deal with these recurring events?

Human-Centric Hospitality Design

At IMK Architects, we seek to create an assemblage of experiences, both personal and collective, that resonate with a destination’s aim of being unique and memorable.

The Architecture of Sustainability

“Sustainability” has often been touted as a magic pill in response to climate change, but what does it really mean and can it solve one of the biggest challenges of our times?

Participatory Democracy: A Blueprint for Inclusive City-Making

The past few years have seen some contentious urban development projects in our country. So what should be the ideal planning process for public projects?

The Future of Education Design Lies in Creating Flexible Learning Environments

There is an imminent need to re-think our model of educational design and conscientiously adopt one that aids in building a safer community to cultivate learning.

Creating Places Where People Thrive: IMK Architects’ Approach to Urban Design and Master-Planning

Within large-scale master-planning and housing projects, the understanding of the intricate relationship between man and environment assumes critical relevance.

Three Simple Solutions to All Our Transportation and Congestion

The larger question remains – what led to the transportation problem being the way it is? The answer to these lies in 3 simple solutions.

The Year Gone By: Design Director Anuprita Dixit on Learning from the Pandemic

We look back at 2020 with positivity and seek to carry forward all our learnings in the future with renewed zeal and determination.

Formalising the Informal: The Potential of Self-Development of Slum Communities

The vision of a slum-free city needs to be viewed through the lens of inclusive development.

Coastal Road Projects Don't Just Damage the Environment – They Are Also Out-dated

While many cities in the West are moving towards being more walk-able, India is still building infrastructure for cars.

What Is Maharashtra’s Self-Redevelopment Scheme for Housing Societies and Why It Needs a Financial Lifeline

The democratic model of self-redevelopment needs to be safeguarded if we are to solve Mumbai’s housing crisis.

A Good University Campus creates an immense impact on the quality of the college experience.

University Campuses must be designed using social and sustainable principles. to create a lasting impact on students.

Design Strategies for Improved Next Generation Hospitals

Next Generation Hospitals must employ modern design strategies to improve the standard of healthcare in India.

Upgrading the Indian Healthcare Infrastructure

Need for increase in Investment in India’s Healthcare system.

The Pandemic Calls for Critical Changes in How We Design Cities

The COVID-19 crisis has brought to the forefront the shortcomings of metropolises of India

Is Mumbai India’s Sinking City ?

Rahul Kadri in conversation with Rajdeep Sardesai on ‘Mumbai India’s Sinking City?’ India Today, August 06, 2020

Next Generation Hospitals – The Need of the Hour!

Development of better-designed new generation hospitals can help improve the healthcare system in India.