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  • The Lost Walkability of Kathmandu

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    A road expansion campaign in Kathmandu has been initiated by Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai. This campaign has been ongoing since September 2011.The project has received mixed feedback. Praised for adding significant width to main roads in need of widening, it has also been criticized for its lack of planning, including the way roads […]

  • Kathmandu’s Rivers Under Pressure

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    Data from the 2011 census shows that Nepal’s Kathmandu capital district recorded an almost 61% growth in population. In the absence of any proper planning and policies for the sustainable distribution of resources, this  huge jump in demographics has put a further strain on natural resources such as the valley’s […]

  • Kathmandu: An Urban Ruin

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    When the poet Bhanubhakta Acharya (1814-1868) visited Kathmandu, he was struck by its amazing beauty. In a poem, he lavished praise on the city: “…The rich in this place are uncountable, each person’s mind is filled with joy. Kathmandu is an ocean of happiness, this may be the golden city that […]