Category Archives: Resources

Open Access week 2016 and the OA journals list

Happy Open Access Week 2016! For the occasion, I have updated the list of Open Access journals and moved here as page (rather than a post). It can be found here: https://aesopyoungacademics.wordpress.com/list-of-oa-journals/. Please let us now of more journals that should … Continue reading

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Private sector water tanker, water vendor, and packaged water in Indian cities: Innovation in governance?

‘Water’ is understood both as natural resource and public good. Based on certain political positions, the later one is debatable. Most importantly, it is debatable also from constraints in implementability. In academic literature, the term ‘resource’ is criticised to have … Continue reading

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East Kolkata Wetland: Seeing through the lens of “Urban metabolism”

‘Urban metabolism’, ‘resiliency’ and ‘sustainability’ are competing concepts. ‘Sustainability’ is the oldest and more like an umbrella term for the rest. ‘Urban metabolism’ is rather the newest amongst them. In this blog, I aim to explore which of the three … Continue reading

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Open Access week, plaNext and a list of OA journals

ATTENTION: THIS POST WILL NOT BE ACTUALIZED ANY FURTHER, I HAVE MOVED THE LIST HERE (21.10.2016). Many already know that this is the Open Access week. All around the world, events have been organised to spread knowledge and awareness about … Continue reading

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Big Data in Planning and Research

Big Data has had a fast career as new topic (and occasionally buzzword) in the social sciences during the last years. It describes new opportunities for research emerging from the unprecedented and largely untapped quantity, immediacy, and variety of data … Continue reading

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Some resources on mapping and visualisation (2)

Today I’d like to share some further resources about mapping and visualization tools and methodologies (I published a similar post a few months ago, on this blog). 1. Fir those interested in CartoDB (a cloud based tool for creating maps and collaborative maps) … Continue reading

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Planetizen’s 2014 top 10 websites in planning

‘Planetizen is a public-interest information exchange for the urban planning, design, and development community. It is a one-stop source for urban planning news, editorials, book reviews, announcements, jobs, education, and more’ (from the about section of the website). Planetizen, although … Continue reading

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