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DENCITY 2016

WHAT: Rapid world growth and urbanization is not allowing cities to adapt and provide for their inhabitants. Towns are quickly growing into cities, and some of the densest places in the world are comprised of makeshift homes, otherwise referred to as slums. Furthermore, already overcrowded cities have to absorb people leaving their rural hometown in hope of job opportunities. There are currently over 1 billion slum dwellers in the world. This number is expected to reach 2 billion by the year 2030. Now, more than ever, we need to play a central role in the development of substandard neighborhoods. Slums effect much more than just housing; they affect almost all living conditions and communities as a whole. Continue reading DENCITY 2016

DWELL 2015

An initiative of the Charles Correa Foundation, ‘DWELL’ is a workshop for Architects, Designers and Students of Architecture and Design to instigate thought on mitigating increasing urban densities especially in the context of housing and urban living. The workshop intends to introduce the many perspectives, forces and pull-push factors that influence life in a city. Continue reading DWELL 2015