City As Organic Patchwork: City As Streamlined Machine

by Neelkanth Chhaya

Neelkanth Chhaya reflects on the nature of the contemporary city, where technocrats dream of absolute coordination and efficiency, and with the technologies of information in the ascendant, while the idea of “collective” has become a huge faceless, shapeless mass of urban inhabitants as the scale parity between the human and the machine has vanished.


Eminent architect and academic, former Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at CEPT and current Adjunct Faculty at Srishti.