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The relativity of resilience

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Our founder Marco Ferrario writes on the complexity of resilience. On 24th August, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the centre of Italy and almost destroyed the town of Amatrice, also heavily damaging other villages and towns in the area. With almost 300 killed, it left thousands more without a roof over their heads apart from […]

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Join our team!

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mHS CITY LAB is expanding its team for the development of digital tools to improve the quality of built housing in informal settlements. If you are passionate about tackling problems and conversations around poverty alleviation, write to us at info@mhscitylab.org telling us how you would like to support our mission to build inclusive cities! We […]

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Panel Discussion at MoHUPA

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mHS CITY LAB was a part of the panel discussion on affordable housing organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation on 24th June 2016. Our Senior Designer Swati Janu presented our work over the last 7 years along with our latest project that leverages digital technology. It was a great platform to be able to […]

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Smart phones for smart construction

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Our co-founder Marco Ferrario talks about our latest theory of change and how a simple tool or an idea can change the world, one house at a time. Remember those little black gadgets called pagers that could be hooked onto belts? Or playing ‘Snake’ on the Nokia hand held mobile phones that weighed almost a kilo? In less than two […]

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Digital Networks in Informal Settlements

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This post is second in series of Social and Digital Media at the Sarai programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi made possible by a Social Media Research grant to our senior designer Swati Janu. The research is based on our ongoing project to provide design and technical knowledge to masons and homeowners […]

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Our pilots are live!

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Delhi might be seeing its hottest days yet but nothing stops our incredible team! Two of our pilot projects are live – at Sundernagri, Delhi in partnership with SEWA Delhi and Behrampur, Ahmadabad in partnership with Saath Charitable Trust where the community is availing the construction cost estimate service we have developed for small plots […]

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ekSHELTER goes to Oxford

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We are delighted to share that mHS CITY LAB’s project ekSHELTER to provide low-cost night shelters to homeless families in Indian cities was one of the featured challenges at the Oxford Social Impact Case Competition 2016 organized by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and held at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. More […]