The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the face of our cities. It has reshaped our behaviors, habits, how we interact with people, travel, and most importantly, work. Since the outbreak in late February-early March of 2020, companies scampered away to provide work-from-home policies to their employees. For two years, many companies decided… Continue reading Are Cities Ready For The Post-Pandemic New Normal?
A significant chunk of the US population is considering moving to cities in search of employment opportunities, education facilities, and social interaction. But is that all a citizen wants to live a fulfilling life? This would have taken you quite a while to think and answer. But after the global pandemic, answering this question isn’t… Continue reading The US population is putting their health first. Is our cities’ housing coping up?
“Environmental amnesia is constricting our intellect.” – Peter H Kahn Jr., a psychologist at the University of Washington Humans have an innate connection to nature. After all, we are a part of it. However, that very connection has been lost in recent years. As cities continue to grow, more people have moved away… Continue reading How nature-based housing attracts more people to a suburb
Before the world learned about COVID-19, another global pandemic existed and still exists; it is called physical inactivity. Superficially it doesn’t look as harmful unless it grows out of control and gives birth to many lifestyle conditions. Just like Obesity, which continues to be a public health crisis for the US, with 60%-70% of the… Continue reading The increasing need for active living communities
Did you know that the world’s cities occupy only 3% of the Earth’s land but contribute to 75% of global emissions? That’s shocking because even if we humans are just a tiny part of the whole planet, we have caused so much destruction for our never-ending needs. Take urbanization, for example. Cities are more than… Continue reading The need for sustainability and how it makes cities better
Heat waves, strong storms, wildfires, and other extreme climate-related events are projected to become more frequent and more damaging in the coming decades. In an April Pew Research Center survey, half of the U.S. population stated their local community has experienced extreme weather over the past year alone. And the prevalence of human development has… Continue reading Building communities on the bedrock of clean energy
“Sustainable development and climate change are two sides of one coin”. This is what the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, said at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in 2015. That statement is more appropriate than ever before. Sustainable development has no longer remained a trend; instead, it has become… Continue reading Importance of Responsible Sourcing, Consumption & Production
The first worldwide lockdown where we saw nature repair itself with no humans around is an excellent example of how much destruction is caused by us by just being in this world. We have turned a blind eye toward the waste we create every second of the day without even realising it. Now that global… Continue reading Zero Waste Communities: Why now more than ever?
An idea can change the world. This statement itself has driven many entrepreneurs to bring something new or something old with a new twist to the market. Most of them made it big because they identified the need for a particular service or product and introduced it to the target market. And boom! The country… Continue reading Rejuvenating the Entrepreneurial Spirit in the US
It’s a notion that suburbs lack the gains of their urban counterparts regarding education and career. But they have not lost their lustre entirely. The population in the suburbs continues to increase at a relatively healthy clip. The recent outbreak may have altered people’s residential choices to err on the side of suburbs, but this… Continue reading Driving employment creation through multifamily communities