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Guest author: Kedar Uttam This post presents an initiative that was undertaken by a civil society movement in Mangalore (South India) to fill the gap of cultural impact assessment which most environmental campaigns in that region miss out. It is … Continue reading
The term ‘Development‘ (physical development) may be defined as – carrying out of engineering, building, mining, quarrying and other such works in/on/under land. This is also called as material change in the use of any building or land. Development may also refer to change of land use. In some countries, demolition is also considered to be a form of development. Contemporary theory defines development as synonymous to ‘urbanisation’ and economic growth, but the question that arises is whether or not economic growth is sufficient for human development. For Amartya Sen and other scholars advocating for holistic development and capabilities of humans and society. He propagates the idea of development which extends beyond economic growth- it also concerns with better living conditions (safe drinking water, education, housing, etc.) for the population that is usually overlooked (i.e. the poor category unable to pay the taxes) with the larger goal of improving their capabilities Continue reading
Guest author: Erick Omena de Melo Oxford Brookes University – Department of Planning. Webpage firstname.lastname@example.org The Baltimore riots are the latest of several challenges to the idea of the “end of history”, notably subsumed by the ending of the TV … Continue reading
Few would dispute that the United States is hard to characterize as an urban nation. Yes, we’ll always have New York City, but by world standards even the density there is simply what we’d expect of a major global city. And we could, … Continue reading