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“Your Fly Is Down!!!” – That & Other Important Things You Should Know While Teaching A Class…

Teaching is a weird thing to do. Especially at the collegiate level, where one must nonchalantly address a mass of humanity that you cannot identify and that barely recognises you a member of it’s own species. To do this is daunting enough; but to do it well is almost impossible. Nonetheless an increasing number of … Continue reading

Nudging in Cities : Part 2 of 2

Human beings are not always rational thinkers, but the decisions we each make as individuals collectively impact the shape and form of our cities. Taking the car as opposed to walking. Dumping waste as opposed to segregating it. Leaving the lights on rather than turning them off etc. These tiny decisions that take less than … Continue reading

Nudging for Change : Part 1 of 2

In the early 1990’s, the cleaning authorities at the Amsterdam airport needed to address a hygiene issue. They were struggling with attempts to reduce urinal spillage and splash-back in the men’s washrooms, but nothing seemed to do the trick until an etched house fly came along. Aad Kieboom, the Amsterdam airport manager, decided to put … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 103 – 11th to 17th February

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Mumbai on the margins’ Authored by Smruthi Koppikar The article highlights the dismal situation arising due to lack of proper sanitation and water facilities in the slums of Mumbai.Faulty construction of toilets can cause bad living conditions .But it has become more dangerous and led to deaths.The lack of municipal … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 081– 10th to 16th September

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The World’s Most Creative Neighbourhoods’ Authored by Avinash Rajagopal From Cape Town to Mumbai to Lagos to Madrid and more. Here’s an interesting roundup of 10 neighbourhoods from around the world that are home to the creative class. Read about what’s going on and what it’s doing to these cities. … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 078– 20th to 26th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Rio Olympics’ Legacy: Urban Mobility’ Authored by Toni Lindau and Bruno Felin And what a memorable Olympics it has been! But there’s more to it that the grit and the glory… The Olympics offered Rio the opportunity to have a public transport network that can help shape its future urban … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 077 -13th to 19th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Neighborhoods can shape success – Down to the level of the city block’ Authored by Alexia Fernandez Campbell The Rio Olympics have been swamped with controversy from the very beginning. Right from toxic waters, to displaced residents, to the spread of the Zika virus. But the question repeatedly asked is, was … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 076 – 6th to 12th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Keep Calm and Swim On: The Hellhole that is the Indian Monsoon is Here to Stay’ Authored by Manu Balachandran and Maria Thomas It’s that time of the year again, where annual rainfalls, not so surprisingly, wreak havoc in the lives of the people of India. Every year, the months … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 074 – 23rd to 29th July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK Pokécology: People will never put down their phones, but games can get them focused on nature Authored by Jessie Buettel and Barry W. Brook Two weeks ago, we wrote about the instant popularity of the game Pokemon GO. Since then, the game seems to have made the front page in multiple facets … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 071 – 2nd to 8th July

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘London floors: Sebastian Erras and Pixartprinting unveil the city’s hidden treasures ‘ Authored by Hollie Smith Our cities are rapidly evolving and the cities’ floors are a reflection of this ever-changing landscape. Sebastian Erras, a german photographer strolls through various metropolises and documents this change through his minimalist photos of the the diverse … Continue reading

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