More-than-human Cities: On Urban Design and Nonhuman Agency

Kartik Chugh The modern cities are usually imagined as purified spaces of human existence, a humanist citadel, constructed by humans and for humans alone. The rapid urbanization fueled by capitalist development project proceeds without any regard for nonhumans. In its classical sense, urbanization transforms empty, unproductive wastelands into improved lands through a process called development … Continue reading More-than-human Cities: On Urban Design and Nonhuman Agency

Conservation Through Citizen Science

Himanshu Choudhery Worldwide, the field of biological conservation has been increasingly seeing the involvement of people of all ages. From amateur wildlife explorers to the more experienced ones, everyone is actively contributing to the conservation of biodiversity. This active participation and collaboration of the general public with professionals in scientific research is known as citizen science. … Continue reading Conservation Through Citizen Science

How to Map Changes Using Landviewer – A Step by Step Guide

Shiwani Maps are extremely handy tools that can be used to visualize and illustrate a wide variety of complex data, that make interpretation of geographical information an engaging process. It helps us in making sense of comprehensive spatial relationships simultaneously with temporal changes. There was a time when mapping changes, accessing and studying remote areas … Continue reading How to Map Changes Using Landviewer – A Step by Step Guide

Cities – Emerging Hotspots for Infectious Diseases

Divya Mehra Cities and pandemics have shared a long history and over the decades it has been witnessed that cities have emerged to be the epicentre for infectious diseases. This is often attributed to its very nature - the population densities and inter/intra connections have turned out to be the important factors.  Cities act as … Continue reading Cities – Emerging Hotspots for Infectious Diseases

Quarantine Ecologies: The Spectacular Return of Animals

Kartik Chugh As the world is reeling from the effects of the pandemic, a barrage of writing has recently emerged linking COVID-19 to the 'healing' of Earth. Lockdown measures of confinement have birthed novel ecologies of abandonment which have altered the rhythms and mobilities of both humans and non-humans. The absence of humans has led … Continue reading Quarantine Ecologies: The Spectacular Return of Animals