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Jepranshu Aganivanshi
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A Human Being with a never ending enthusiasm for attaining knowledge and wisdom.
A Human Being with a never ending enthusiasm for attaining knowledge and wisdom.

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We are in the midst of one of the biggest or simply the biggest revolution of human history. The history doesn't give any other scenario of such large scaled widespread human migration and we shall understand the intensity of the situation with an unbiased inter-dependent perspective to further plan it more efficiently. Nearly all the discussions around sustainability across the Globe seems to lack either clarity or will and though it should be at the upmost focus like generally found in present times, the arena with which it is generally viewed is too small to fight the battle of ever increasing human interference in the natural system. The ever increasing urban issues along with their sub typologies shall be taken as a warning before the catastrophe happens. The sinking of the coastal cities like Jakarta, the housing shortage of Mumbai, the traffic unrest in Delhi, the filthy capital of Lagos, the ever increasing density of Dhaka, the waste emergency of Naples and the increasing smoggy conditions of Delhi or Beijing in recent times are just some examples to give some perspective of its spread across all directions and to quantify the intensity to a bit.
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Cerro Rico, literally meaning a rich mountain in Spanish is a mountain name in the Andes mountain ranges in Bolivia in South America. The richness of the mountain attracted miners in the 16th century which eventually led to the development of a #HumanSettlement around the first identified mining area on the site while also becoming one of the highest human settlements on Earth located geographically at an elevation of over 4,000 metres. It became a major supply medium for silver for Spain during the establishment of the New World Spanish Empire and population exceeded 200,000 before Bolivia got its independence in 1825. #Bolivia #SouthAmerica
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The population of #Undredal is around 100 while that of the goats is 500. Eight goat farms produce around 10,000 kgs of cheese every year which is exported along with the locally produced goat sausage. This small #HumanSettlement imbibes in itself the natural scenic beauty along with a distinct human culture which developed and flourished in a close knit system for the most part of its developmental story. #Norway
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Gassho Zukuri is locally referred to the typology of houses the region of Shirakawa beholds which literally means ‘constructed like hands in prayer’ resembling the hands of a Buddhist monk while sitting in his prayer. The form of the roof also provided higher withstanding capability in times of heavy snowfall with a calculated slope of 60 degrees. The roof was made without nails in some of the houses which provided a large attic space at the top allowing the farmers to cultivate silkworms even in winters after knowing the fact that hot air rises up. The historic villages of #Shirakawa and #Gokayama were designated as the #UNESCO #WorldHeritage site in 1995 which are situated in a lonely and remote river valley of Shogawa stretching across the border of #Gifu and #Toyama Prefectures in central #Japan dating over 250 years ago.
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This ancient village of #Tuvas is located near to the site of Lake Kanas in China within the mountain ranges of Altai & has only 80 houses. The style of Architecture of the houses Swiss-style which is surrounded by wooden fences scattered among the trees of pine and birch. The valley can be found inhabited by the #Kazakhs and the Tuvas which are one among the 55 Chinese ancient minority groups whose traditional occupation has been hunting & gathering till present times. They are great music lovers and usually play instruments during their social gatherings & festivals.
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The birth of Jamshedpur predates the great urban planning experiments of the 20th century in the Indian subcontinent like New Delhi, Islamabad & Chandigarh. Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata was looking to build a steel plant in India in the early years of the 20th century after visiting & learning about the growth of industrial towns like Manchester, Pittsburgh & others especially in the western part of the world. While his visit to Pittsburgh he met a noted geologist Charles Page Perin and he asked him to find a worthy place for the same in the Indian subcontinent. The search began in 1904 and it continued for around three years when a small village of Sakchi was found blessed with rich mineral resources like iron, coal & limestone along with a scenic picturesque of the Dalma hills. The village was renamed as Jamshedpur in 1919 by Lord Chelmsford to pay homage to its founder.
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The waste consumption of Bengaluru was around 650 tonnes per day in 1988 which increased to around 1450 tonnes per day in 2000 to around 4500 tonnes of garbage per day in 2016 and the majority of it was being dumped in the landfills at the outskirts of the city at three prominent sites of Mayallipura, Mandur and Doddaballapur until when it was blockaded by the local communities of the periphery after suffering from the declining environmental quality for over 10 years.
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Streets can be defined as the spine of a city and hence it’s health defines the well being of its citizens.
There were natural pathways in the first phases of human developmental history, now there are different complex mechanised systems running on them in the current mode of development - this is a collective outcome of the previous transitions and it shall thus not just be looked into through the window of only human mobility and transportation. #cities  
The Urban Streets
The Urban Streets
urbanfailure.blogspot.com
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What has been one of the most dominating object of the ongoing phase for the human race  and its developmental story i.e. smart cities, can be seen to as digitisation of the human urban settlements in an era dominated by the virtual globalisation of the human race from a window at a glance or to as a younger family member from the family of industrial revolution which once changed the structure and nature of the human settlements. The intention behind the vision is quite positive but..
#human   #development   #smartcities  
The Canvas of Human Development
The Canvas of Human Development
urbanfailure.blogspot.in
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There’s always a difference between a dream and a vision. A dream may be a happening of sub-conscious mind while a vision is based on one’s wisdom in his conscious existence. A dream is based on an individual’s thought process while the vision is based on our collective thought processes put together. To dream of building SmartCities was undoubtedly good but urbanization is one of the toughest thing in this world to be dealt in such easily and that too in this fast paced mode of developments and advancements being experienced by our ongoing civilization.
#India #SmartCities #Urban #Development  
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