Read time: 4-5 minutes 2018 was the year which generated the most traffic on the blog: 13,000 views and 9,300 … More
2017 was a year of continued growth for the blog, building on 2016. It saw 8,400 views and 5,700 visitors, … More
Guest author: Kedar Uttam This post presents an initiative that was undertaken by a civil society movement in Mangalore (South … More
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
Swacch Bharat? A pan India mission launched with political support at the centre is a novel effort. But to eradicate open defecation from a society whose foundation is still influenced by Manu Smriti, sanitation pipes need to be dug deep.
‘Planetizen is a public-interest information exchange for the urban planning, design, and development community. It is a one-stop source for … More