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Animation: Learning from Small Cities – Shimla

Across the world slums are labeled as unclean, disorderly places and seen as a problem for planning smart cities of the future. This animation tells the story of Krishnanagar, labelled as the largest slum in the Shimla district in India to suggest that we need to rethink smart cities from below. This is possible only through an appreciation of the slum as a historic and cultural heritage of the city, delinking it from claims of informality or illegality. This would provide mode inclusive snd sustainable pathways for planning for the future city.

Animation Direction: Sabari Venu
Funded by: UKRI ESRC and Newton Fund
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Twitter: @smartsmallcity


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