Devangi Ramakrishnan

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Can We Build Cities That Think Like A Planet?

In 1950, less than 50 percent of the world's population lived in cities.<p>As of 2014, more than half of people on Earth occupied space in urban areas. By 2050, it is expected that the city dwellers will grow to 66 percent.<p>The tipping point has been crossed. More important, our rapid urbanizing comes …

Ecology

The color of cities

A German researcher journeyed from Norway to Greece, visiting 22 cities to find out if there’s such a thing as a "color character" of a city - and if …

This Site Shows Which Cities Have The Most Start-Up Jobs Around The World

Searching for a job is about the least stimulating way to pass one’s time on the web. It can be a daunting endeavor, predicated by no shortage of …

Startups

The Well-Designed City Is A Healthy City, All Over The World

A major study that monitored 14,000 people in very different cities found that walkability is a universal public good.<p>If you design a city to get people walking, then people will do more physical activity. A new global study has found that a well-designed neighborhood not only keeps people fit but …

This Simple Journal May be the Fix for Your Finances

If you'd like an organized system to help you track the past, plan the present, and look to the future, a bullet journal is just what you need. If …

Personal Finance

Quantifying urban revitalization

For years, researchers at the MIT Media Lab have been developing a database of images captured at regular distances around several major cities. The …

Habitat III is over, but will its New Urban Agenda transform the world's cities?

Quito lights up for Habitat III. Alexei Trundle, Author provided<p>Alexei Trundle, <i>University of Melbourne</i>; André Stephan, <i>University of Melbourne</i>; Hayley Henderson, <i>University of Melbourne</i>; Hesam Kamalipour, <i>University of Melbourne</i>, and Melanie Lowe, <i>University of Melbourne</i><p>The New Urban Agenda was …

Urbanism

More and more, cities opt for innovative temporary uses of vacant spaces

Recognizing the benefits for users and owners, government agencies and developers are making it easier for real estate to become available for …

Urbanism

Is this the end of slum upgrading in Brazil?

Brazil's favelas are famous, but so are its ambitious efforts to bring roads, water, electricity, and land rights to its informal urban settlements. eflon/flickr, CC BY<p>Patricia Rodrigues Samora, <i>Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas</i><p>In Brazil's ongoing economic and political drama, one of the …

The Deception of Density

If we think carefully about the flaws in measuring how dense a place is, we can better articulate what we actually value about urbanism.<p>One thing that many planners, economists, and urban reformers agree on these days is that density is a good thing. But there’s something deeply deceptive about …

San Bernardino County

Growing Value through Creative Placemaking

Placemaking—combining elements of the built environment in a compelling way that attracts people—is the essence of real estate development. Creative …

How Habitat III can Shape our Cities in the Years Ahead - NewCities

Urgent action is needed for securing a sustainable urban future around the globe. That was the driver for Habitat III – the major conference on the …

10 Tips To Improve Your Website's Performance

Image Credit<p>Ever been in a situation where you had to wait for minutes before a website completely load-up? It is a very frustrating experience to have to wait before one is able to access the required resources on a webpage.<p>As a web owner, especially if it's a money making webpage, this is not a …

Which is the world’s most wasteful city?

Mumbai produces 11,000 tonnes of trash per day, Cairo feeds garbage to pigs and China’s waste is growing twice as fast as its population – but it’s the wealthiest cities that throw the most away<p>New York City endured another brutal summer this year, and you know what that means: a severe urban heat …

Urbanization

Google shares its toolkit for creating beautiful design

Google has been quietly plugging away at its own design language, Material Design, for a while now, and its rules and conventions have been adopted …

Material Design

Top 10 Tips for Gmail Users

People spend a lot of their time reading, replying, and organizing their emails. It can be very tiresome and time-consuming setting up folders and …

Productivity

20 top tools for freelancers

Freelancing looks idyllic from the outside. Working with the best clients, choosing fun projects, determining your own hours and working from home or …

4 Reasons Why I Still Wake Up at 4:22 A.M. | Inc.com

I love waking up when it's still dark out. I feel the most productive when I can get several things done before most of the world is even awake. Eighteen months ago, I wrote a post about why I do that, called "Why I Wake Up at 4:22 A.M.," and the response I received from readers all over the world …

Time Management

The Procrastination Trap That Type A People Fall Into | Inc.com

There's a reason my apartment has been immaculate since I became self-employed in January. And there's a reason I know how many Instagram followers I gained but not how much money I made last month.<p>We all know this kind of procrastination: We prefer menial tasks to hard ones; we underestimate how …

Procrastination

Only 24 Hours in a Day – Manage Your Time Wisely

<i>Time. The one thing we could all do with more of, but relentlessly slips past. Are you spending your day wisely?</i><p>Tick, tock, tick, tock. The seconds …

Time Management

13 Changes to Your Work Space That Could Improve Your Productivity (And Your Life)

There’s no doubt that architects spend a lot of time in front of a desktop, be it virtual or three-dimensional. In fact, although this statistic is …

Ergonomics

This Foolproof 5-Minute Exercise Will Cure Your Procrastination

It's so simple there's no excuse not to try it.<p>There's no shortage of procrastination cures out there, but few of them come with the sort of detailed instructions that make them easy to put into practice. Be kind to yourself, suggest psychologists, for instance. Which sounds nice, but if that were …

These 6 Free Online Programs to Help You Totally Change Careers

You know how the old saying goes: Never stop learning. And thanks to advances in technology, gaining access to education is easier (and cheaper!) than ever. Another perk to free online education? Getting one step closer to making your career goals even more of a reality. So whether you’re ready to …

“Wanderlust Alphabet” Features Travel Highlights of International Cities From ‘A’ to ‘Z’

Glasgow-based illustrator and graphic designer Jack Daly has developed the first five letters in a clever typographic collection called <i>Wanderlust Alphabet</i>. In this series, each alphabet letter is created to represent a specific city in the world. Drawing upon eye-striking landmarks, national …

Travel

How Barcelona's "Superblocks" Pedestrian Plan Hopes to Return the Streets to the People

Cars have reshaped cities across the world, largely at the cost of everyone outside of a private vehicle. In recent years the "grid city" of …

7 Ways You're Getting Distracted as an Entrepreneur

The entrepreneurial brain is a marvelous and dangerous tool. We tend to think creatively, and quickly, whether it’s in response to solving a problem or as a way to kill time in line at the grocery store. We also aren’t afraid to explore our options, which means we’re usually considering three or …

Building A Walkable City

<i>By Daniel Drees, Cleveland Foundation Summer City Fellow, CEOs for Cities //</i><p>Jeff Speck’s book, <i>Walkable City</i>, might have been published in 2012, but …

Moving past the skeptical community era of constant offense and victimization

An interesting piece appeared on the Center for Inquiry website exploring opinions about taking offense over others’ speech or actions, faux outrage, …

Critical Thinking

Where are the world's most fragile cities?

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>A handful of cities are booming and rewiring …

Using Big Data To Map A City's 'Heartbeat'

It’s long been said that a city’s transport network is like its blood supply, circulating people and goods around the central ‘organs’, and onward to where they need to go. This biological analogy was recently brought to life in a data visualization called Tube Heartbeat, which was produced by …

Human Geography