I'm a solutions journalist.

I write about social innovation, technology, development, global issues, and much more. I've written for New York Times, Forbes, Guardian, Economist, and more.

  • 359
    stories
  • 260K
    words
359
stories for
26
publications
esha chhabra's stories for
Show all
Austin home red front door rectangle article
Dwell Magazine

Bright, Personality-Filled Home Built on a Budget in Austin

Shane Michael Pavonetti, an Austin-based architect and contractor, and his wife, Holly, built their eco-friendly home on a lean budget of $175,000. They opted for an industrial, untreated finish with an exposed steel frame, concrete floors, and bare decking upstairs. Coupled with finds from Ikea, Home Depot, and Cost Plus...

Chapel hill renovation rectangle article
Dwell Magazine

North Carolina Home Renovated with a Swiss Aesthetic in Mind

A couple channel their Swiss roots in the American South....

Pv14 house dallas rectangle article
Dwell Magazine

This House Was Built Out of 14 Shipping Containers

Matt and Barbara Mooney worked with Michael Gooden of M Gooden Design, a boutique design firm in Dallas, to build a home out of 14 shipping containers....

Urban waterways opener rectangle article
Dwell Magazine

Can Neglected Urban Waterways Like the Los Angeles River Become Thriving Greenways?

With new natural features and recreation opportunities, rivers in city centers across America are getting a chance to shine again....

Urban waterways houston buffalo bayou trails native plants bridges paths article
Dwell Magazine

Landscape Architect Kevin Shanley Wants to Reconnect Cities with Their Waterways

More than a half-century ago, Houston's flood-prone Buffalo Bayou was unceremoniously turned into a straight sluice to carry excess water to the Gulf of Mexico. In 2012, the city embarked on a $58 million plan to restore the river’s natural bends and build new wetlands and parks, transforming this onetime...

Travis price spirit of place 2005 ireland children of lir rectangle article
Dwell Magazine

A Professor Takes His Students Around the World to Build Modern Spiritual Monuments

A Washington, D.C.-based architecture professor takes his students to remote outposts to create modern structures steeped in history and myth....

Open uri20161129 8788 18m5j5b article
Dwell Magazine

A Professor Takes His Students Around the World to Build Modern Spiritual Monuments

A Washington, D.C.-based architecture professor takes his students to remote outposts to create modern structures steeped in history and myth....

Open uri20161129 8788 1fz98fw article
Dwell Magazine

Landscape Architect Kevin Shanley Wants to Reconnect Cities with Their Waterways

More than a half-century ago, Houston's flood-prone Buffalo Bayou was unceremoniously turned into a straight sluice to carry excess water to the Gulf of Mexico. In 2012, the city embarked on a $58 million plan to restore the river’s natural bends and build new wetlands and parks, transforming this onetime...

Open uri20161129 8788 mi9632 article
Dwell Magazine

North Carolina Home Renovated with a Swiss Aesthetic in Mind

A couple channel their Swiss roots in the American South....

Open uri20161129 8788 g4f21n article
Dwell Magazine

Can Neglected Urban Waterways Like the Los Angeles River Become Thriving Greenways?

With new natural features and recreation opportunities, rivers in city centers across America are getting a chance to shine again....

Open uri20161129 8788 14futjl article
Dwell Magazine

Bright, Personality-Filled Home Built on a Budget in Austin

Shane Michael Pavonetti, an Austin-based architect and contractor, and his wife, Holly, built their eco-friendly home on a lean budget of $175,000. They opted for an industrial, untreated finish with an exposed steel frame, concrete floors, and bare decking upstairs. Coupled with finds from Ikea, Home Depot, and Cost Plus...

Open uri20161129 8788 10fmuk8 article
Dwell Magazine

This House Was Built Out of 14 Shipping Containers

Matt and Barbara Mooney worked with Michael Gooden of M Gooden Design, a boutique design firm in Dallas, to build a home out of 14 shipping containers. Matt Mooney, an architect himself, and his wife, Barbara, had lived in the Old Lake Highlands neighborhood of Dallas for over 20 years....