Talk on ‘Responsive Cities: the next steps for Smart Cities’

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.

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Zero Cost MBA(Global Manager for 21st Century): An Overview

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..

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Master Class On ‘Thinking Mobility: Gender and Transport’ @IIHS, Bangalore

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)

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Ganges Water Machine – Terrestrial and Celestial Change in the Ganga Basin

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.

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Master Series: What can southern cities learn from each other when planning for climate change

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

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Workshop series> Unpacking Urban-ism: Are Southern Cities adapting to Climate Change?

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.

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