Time to focus on what planning CANNOT do! After having read number of topics about what “planning” can help people achieve, we thought of listing a few things which are outside the control of planners. Town Planners are indeed important…

An Ideal Planning Process Leaving political lobbying apart, development takes place in accordance to various types of plans like Master Plans, Development Plans, and Town Planning Schemes etc. These names differs from place to place and country to country. These…

What makes life at Copenhagen different Copenhagen, European Green Capital 2014 [1], the city that is pursuing sustainability with ambitions of carbon neutrality and with “smart” climate change adaptation plans [2]. The city, where thousands of conscious inhabitants on their…

Stages of City Branding – A Continuous and Long Process The concept of city branding is not known to many and thus often ignored. Stakeholders at different levels have in depth discussions and deliberation for deciding the “brand” which they wish…

A brief history – What went wrong? Once cities were meant to be a workplace for its residents but as the technology advanced the characteristics of cities changed. The famous neighbourhood concept which aimed at providing all required facilities at…

What is City Branding? City Branding is the process of branding a city or place is called as geo-branding, place branding. Cities around the world are branding themselves just like other commodities as they compete to be the best “A…

What makes a city great? This question is one of the most frequently asked and open ended question. Perspective and understanding of every individual varies. The whole meaning of “great city” differs from person to person as some look for place…