Cities are forefront in human development in the 21st century. Responsive cities like Singapore are taking advantage of new forms of data, and new possibilities for interaction among people, communities and their physical environments to engage their citizens in the planning and management of their habitat. This talk focuses on some of such works being carried out in Singapore.
How to become a global manager? After studying 40+ online courses, using resources from 250+ places, trying to self learn 3 foreign languages, studying cultures of different regions, more than 30+ self designed projects and inventing numerous other things, I might have the answer..
How are urban transportation systems, infrastructure and institutions gendered?
How can we understand gender inequality in urban transportation?
What kinds of initiatives have cities in India and globally undertaken and what can we learn from them? This was the them of masterclass organized at IIHS(Indian Institute of Human Settlements)
Urban planning has been one of the core areas of my study from past many years. It was also a central aspect of my ‘Global Manager of 21st century(Zero Cost MBA)’ project. In my effort to understand Urban planning from different angles; I have participated recently in lecture on mapping of Ganga basin. A lot of learning followed through and you can read the same in my blog post.
This masterclass continues from Sumetee’s last class titled “Are Southern Cities Adapting to Climate Change?”. Sumetee practised as a public sector consultant for more than a decade in South Africa, in the domains of integrated strategic planning and performance management across national, provincial and local government. Learners were encouraged to extend this framework into the city of Bangalore
In this master class, Sumetee Gajjar, shared adaptation research and practice from 4 Southern Cities (Durban and Cape Town in South Africa, Dar es Salaam in Zanzibar and Mexico City) using a city systems framework. Learners were encouraged to extend this framework to Bangalore and reflect upon the merits and challenges of applying such a frame to motivate climate adaptation in Indian cities.
How I got to know about MIT-OCW? I think it was in 2006, when one of my senior told me about MIT Open Course Wares. At that time, I was […]
Why urban planning? Although a chemical engineer, I have indirectly worked in Urban planning through many of the projects. Let me share 3 of them. Jerusalem 2050 competition(2007): During my […]
Designation Team Leader/ Project Team Member Project duration December 2010- June 2011 Other project members Ankit Khandelwal, Georgi Yankov, Rasmus Davidsen, Mette Lendal, Jesper Bøgh Petersen, Aracelli Miranda, Fernanda Monadori, […]
This published entry was part of the online competition ‘Just Jerusalem 2050’, organized by School of Planning and Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We presented 9 point strategy covering social, […]