They are separated by more than 11,000 miles of the South Pacific Ocean but emerge as cross-hemispherical twins in their commitment and actions to put Planet before Profit. New Zealand and Costa Rica are universally recognised as pieces of natural paradise sustained by an eco-literate population. But how have their brand guardians readjusted the perception […]

Some cities dominate the mindscape with their fame, but no one can name a neighbourhood in their boundaries. Then there are some incredibly famous neighbourhoods that define cities.  Are neighbourhoods ingredient brands of the city or cities umbrella brands for neighbourhoods? On the other hand, a country or region may have a strong brand that […]

At its roots, #covid19 exposes the breach of the barrier between wilderness and city and forces us to reflect on the relationship between citizens and ecology. Mangaluru-based environmental planner and architect, Niren Jain, zooms out with The Smart Citizen on the public health crisis and the opportunities it provides for a reset in ecosystem management, architecture, local food systems and […]