Population # Urbanization

Waste Water From Homes & Industries – Impending Crisis

All of our homes and industries spew waste water in large quantities, which pollutes the water resources we use and hence we must adopt techniques like 3R's

Urbanization

Urban Space Theories

The growth in towns and cities across the world be it developed or developing, industrialist or pre-industrial, has fueled man's appetite to be informed about the spatial aspects of cities-their location, growth and relationship both one with another and with their surrounding regions. However, the recurrent pattern of urban land use has to be formulated and for that a fair knowledge and understanding of laws and theories is required. Therefore, let us take a journey of laws and theories of urban...

Urbanization

Living Spaces: A Succinct Settlement Story

Man, needs shelter! It is one of his earliest demands from the environment that he constantly struggles with. No wonder each and every traditional house type reflects this bond. Then over time this relationship grew like an organism into an intricate meshwork of cultures, religions and customs that determined how a man built his living space. An enchanting story indeed. Research on this aspect is so captivating that it opens newer vistas of knowledge unendingly. However before embarking on this...

Urbanization

The City Scape: Understanding the Urban Settlement

The word urban underlies a basic theme. One that its population size is larger than its rural counterpart, two that its size is definitely larger and three that its functions are varied. Function is probably the most important criterion to define a town. The other criteria are population size and population density. Different countries have different parameters to explain an urban space. India has one too. In India, the criteria for identifying urban places kept changing with time. The frequent...

Urbanization

Smart Cities –Framework for a digital India

The concept of a smart city has been formulated for optimum utilisation of resources, and particularly information and communication technologies (ICTs) for better safety and security. Such a city also ensures better spatial planning in an urban set-up.

Urbanization

The Geography that was India

Bharat, better known worldwide as India, the land of the Ganga, revered by some erstwhile heroes as the Bharat Mata, embraces as you already know, a major part of the South Asian realm. We are perhaps the only nation with a double identity! How do you think the name Bharat emerged? If you still believe in Amar Chitra Katha comics, you would most definitely come up with the correct answers! However let me regale the tales of the great king Bharat, responsible for the `naamkaran' of our vast nation,...

Urbanization

How geography discovered India

Bharat, better known worldwide as India, the land of the Ganga, revered by some erstwhile heroes as the Bharat Mata, embraces as you already know, a major part of the South Asian realm. We are perhaps the only nation with a double identity! How do you think the name Bharat emerged? If you still believe in Amar Chitra Katha comics, you would most definitely come up with the correct answers! However let me regale the tales of the great king Bharat, responsible for the `naamkaran' of our vast nation,...

Urbanization | VOL. 16, ISSUE 96, May-June 2016

Vanishing Urban Wetlands

Urban wetlands are perishing everywhere. Apart from the unplanned growth affecting these ecosystems, planned removal of wetlands has often been part of the government agenda, often for public benefit, with scant ecological concerns. Increased awareness of wetland benefits is the only way out if our wetlands are to be saved for posterity.

Urbanization | VOL. 16, ISSUE 96, May-June 2016

Smarter Hyderabad

Hyderabad is a digitally advanced city and it has been in the forefront in using digitisation for managing its waste, traffic and revenue collection apart from overall infrastructural progress. However, the city is yet to overcome the constraints of geographical extent to become the next ‘smart city’.

Urbanization | VOL. 16, ISSUE 95, March-April 2016

Smart Cities through the Gender Lens

Smart cities are viewed essentially in terms of infrastructural facilities and ‘e-amenities’ aimed at improved governance, capital and investment. Although the improvement in overall governance and quality of life is laudable, understanding residents’ attitudes and behaviour towards women is also crucial.