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Henrik Valeur presents a well-developed proposal to turn one "sector" in Chandigarh into a car-free area, and the confused behaviour of the authorities attempting to implement the idea.

Pallavi Shrivastava reflects on how the threat of violence forces women not only to change our movements but also prevents us from enjoying our cities, and thus from helping to make them the cities we want them to be.

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How Mumbai can make plans it may actually implement

As Mumbai progresses its newest 20-year Development Plan, Kristen Teutonico argues that many small interventions might do more for the city than a grand plan that may ultimately be ignored entirely.

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