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March 21, 2011, 1pm PDT
Le Corbusier's modernist city, long a target of criticism from urban planners, is reportedly being sold off piece by piece. Preservationists are incensed and are leading an effort to preserve the city's signature style.
March 10, 2011, 10am PST
A new book of photography compares the legacies of two modernist cities: Brasilia and Chandigarh.
August 20, 2010, 10am PDT
Chandigarh, the modernist city designed by Le Corbusier in India, is becoming increasingly popular among scholars, critics and a rising residential population. But some of the best parts of the city are closed to the public.
Change Observer
January 4, 2010, 5am PST

Vinayak Bharne pays a pilgrimage to Chandigarh, India, memorialized in planning literature as  Le Corbusier's utopian vision for Indian modernity, as well as a blunder of modernist insensit

Vinayak Bharne