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The Urban Dilemma

To put it simply, Indian cities are in trouble. By 2030, India is expected to have 590 million people living in cities. 68 cities will have a population of 1 million plus. The implications of such rapid urbanisation are unprecedented. Clubbed with the changes wrought by multiple crises, cities in India are already showing signs…

Understanding Transformative Change

What is Transformative Change? The term ‘transformative change’ is being increasingly used by the development community to highlight the nature of change required in the face of stacking odds. But what is transformative change? Prof. Kai Chan, Coordinating Lead Author for The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Global Assessment defines it…

The Commune: Healthcare Inequalities

Dear friends, According to C. E. A. Winslow, well known for creating one of the most used definitions for public health said: “Public Health is the science and the art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical health and efficiency through organized community efforts (…)” With such a huge healthcare crisis looming over us,…

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Is it possible to create Indian cities that put our holistic well-being at the heart of their imagination?

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Reading Circle

The Curio-city Collective’s Reading Circle explores readings on well-being and transformative change. Our book for February 2021: Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit. This book makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Join RC here.

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Articles

In the essay, The Hard Work Of Sharing The Housework, Dwithiya Raghavan writes about how the lockdown has made visible to a large extent the labour that it takes to keep a home running and the disproportionate burden that falls on women.

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Community

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Why Well-being?

A well-being framework is increasingly being recognised as the new way of mapping and understanding long-term holistic and collective well-being of human societies. It shifts out of the narrow confines of economic growth and expansively lays out how improvements in multiple variables from various spheres such as the economic, social, environmental, democratic, civic and personal, independently and collectively interact to make a happier and healthier society. Read more.

Well-Being stats

Twenty-one

of the world’s 30 cities with the worst air pollution are in India

Only a quarter

of the total 1.43 lakh MT of garbage generated in Indian cities, undergoes processing every day

The 7th worst-hit country

in 2019 as per the Global Climate Risk Index 2021, was India

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The Curio-city Collective (TCC) is a learning ecosystem that hopes to build a path to present and future holistic well-being in cities by re-connecting people, communities and ecosystems through practices of reflection, education and action.

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