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Environmental Education

Relationship Between Mental Wellbeing and Green Space in Your City

Ever since the beginning of the rapid technological advancement period, rural people have started moving to cities, forming what is now called urban societies. Indeed, according to the statistics provided by the United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs a startling 55% of world’s population resides in urban areas as opposed to 45% of those …

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Google Local Guide

Information on How to Become a Google Local Guide

Introduction – Google’s Local Guide  Google local guide is a venture started by Google to attract ‘local guides’ who are people interested in contributing information about their regional cities or the places they travel to, in order to spread knowledge and information about the particular city. It is a part of Google Maps and anyone …

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Urban Governance

The Paradox of Urbanization

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 …

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Urban Planning

Translating Planning Phases in Norway: An Epitome of Development

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 …

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Urban Planning

Importance of 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 …

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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 …

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Smart Cities Using AI

How Cities Are Getting Smart Using Artificial Intelligence

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, …

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