Digital technology in Indian cities

Very pleased to have started working at UCL Geography with Professor Sanjay Srivastava on urban technology and planning in India. It’s great to be thinking about Delhi again and catching up with recent developments.

One thing I’ve been looking at again is Delhi’s unauthorised colonies. Geographers love maps, right? Here are three using Delhi government data to show unauthorised colony counts, percentage of unauthorised colonies with functioning piped water supply and percentage with sewer network laid.

Maps in R using ggmap, raster, rgeos, broom, RColorBrewer, tidyverse

I’ve been curious about private expertise in urban governance for some time. Here are two visualisations of some consultant documents on digital technology in Indian cities.

Rstudio with [1] ggraph_2.0.5 igraph_1.2.6 forcats_0.5.1 stringr_1.4.0 dplyr_1.0.7 purrr_0.3.4
[7] readr_2.0.1 tidyr_1.1.3 tibble_3.1.4 ggplot2_3.3.3 tidyverse_1.3.1 tidytext_0.3.1

Matt Birkinshaw 2021