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The Paradox of Urbanization

Urban Governance

Urbanization is, predominantly, perceived as the engine for economic growth in the current wave of development. Urban centers are believed to be the spaces for enormous opportunities. The opportunities that cities provide are concomitant to distress in hinterlands that propels the city-ward migration in huge proportions. To define urbanization, it is the process of increase in area of urban centers and

Translating Planning Phases in Norway: An Epitome of Development

Urban Planning

Norway: Country Profile Norway is a Nordic country in situated in the Northwestern part of Europe. Its territory is composed of the western and northernmost part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Norway is a unitary sovereign state with a typical constitutional monarchy. The powers of the state are constitutionally divided between the parliament, the cabinet and

Reasons why Urban Planning is important for cities

Urban Planning

Urban planning is the art of giving shape, design, and structure to cities and towns. It involves various processes like arrangement and designing of buildings, transport systems, public spaces as well as good amenities. Nowadays, it has become a much-needed discipline because cities are getting overpopulated day by day and resources are getting scarce. Because

The Urban Dichotomy: Capitalism and Urbanization

Evolution of Capitalism The transition from Primitive Communism to Feudalism and then to Capitalism in Europe and some parts has changed the world in many different ways impacting every individual life across the globe (Sweezy, 1950). The shift in mode of production has always proven to be the driving force in transition of the functioning

How Cities Are Getting Smart Using Artificial Intelligence

Smart Cities Using AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) deals with the use of machines that act in similar (or maybe higher) intellectual capacities as humans. It is a term most often used for machines that replicate cognitive human abilities in relating to their environment and other humans. Artificially intelligent computers are designed for certain things, some of which include learning, problem-solving,

Building Unique Cities TEDx talk – Insights

resilient city

Did you know that over 60% of the infrastructure the world will see in place by 2030 is yet to be built (World Bank)? A large part of it will be built in Asian cities, and that is because over 60% of the increase in the world’s urban population by 2030 will occur in Asia.