A Tale of Fire and Water: Bellandur Lake

By Lucy Gibson Bellandur Lake, is located in the densely populated city of Bangalore. Once a healthy lifeline for its surrounding residents, both human and non-human, on the evening of 16th February 2017, Bellandur Lake caught fire. But, how can that be? Water extinguishes not fuels fire, right? Previously, Bellandur Lake was one of theContinue reading “A Tale of Fire and Water: Bellandur Lake”

Velachery Lake: The centrality of water to sustainable urban development

By Lucy Gibson “It is generally accepted among environmental geographers that there is no such thing as a natural disaster. In every phase and aspect of a disaster—causes, vulnerability, preparedness, results and response, and reconstruction—the contours of disaster…is to a greater or lesser extent a social calculus” (Smith, 2006:1) While Neil Smith wrote these linesContinue reading “Velachery Lake: The centrality of water to sustainable urban development”