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Strengthening ‘Internal Resilience’ - Mumbai City

Strengthening ‘Internal Resilience’ within our cities (Part 5 of 5)

This is a five-part series that revolves around understanding the current situation of Indian cities during the COVID-19 outbreak, and how resilience can be applied within our cities as a response to the resolutions of ‘social-distancing’. In this final part, we shall see some recommendations for strengthening ‘internal resilience’ within our cities.  This post was created by …

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Impact of COVID-19 on master planning process

Impact of COVID-19 on master planning process (Part 4 of 5)

This is a five-part series that revolves around understanding the current situation of Indian cities during the COVID-19 outbreak, and how resilience can be applied within our cities as a response to the resolutions of ‘social-distancing’. In this fourth part, we shall explore the impact of COVID-19 on master planning process. This post was created …

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Development meaning for Urban Planners

Definition of Development for Urban Planners

Since the 1950s and 1960s, development is understood as an economic concept that applies economic and technical measures to efficiently use resources to provide economic growth and improve peoples’ living conditions (Rabie, 2016). Amartya Sen hints development as “capabilities in having the freedom to choose between different ways of living”. So is the consensus on …

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Pandemic hotspots: Result of urban density or urban form? (Part 3 of 5)

This is a five-part series that revolves around understanding the current situation of Indian cities during the COVID-19 outbreak, and how resilience can be applied within our cities as a response to the resolutions of ‘social-distancing’. In this third part, we shall explore the commonalities between hotspots; urban form and urban density. This post was created …

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modified von thunen model

Von Thunen’s Model of Land Use and Agriculture

Johann Heinrich von Thunen, who lived from 1783-1850, developed the Von Thunen’s Model of Land Use. Before the industrial revolution, he proposed this model in 1826, in the book entitled The Isolated State. He was a very skilled farmer and was knowledgeable in economics and used this model to look at and understand the different ways people …

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Central Business District CBD New York

History of Bombay and New York City Pandemics (Part 2 of 5)

This is a five-part series that revolves around understanding the current situation of Indian cities during the COVID-19 outbreak, and how resilience can be applied within our cities as a response to the resolutions of ‘social-distancing’. In this second part, we shall discuss about how Bombay and New York responded to disease outbreaks. This post was …

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Indian City Mumbai

Applying resilience to Indian city plans against pandemics (Part 1 of 5)

This is a five-part series that revolves around understanding the current situation of Indian cities during the COVID-19 outbreak, and how resilience can be applied within our cities as a response to the resolutions of ‘social-distancing’. In this first part, we shall discuss about what resilience means to our cities. This post was created by …

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