Dr. Binti Singh

The author is an Urban Sociologist, researches and writes on Cities. She is an author & academic (PhD, IIT Bombay). Guest Faculty Lucknow University & APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow. To read more about her work visit:

Latest Articles By Dr. Binti Singh

What Happened to Our Great Cities?

What is common to all the urban centers is their high density. Population density is determined by the number of residents who live within a given land area – usually a mile or kilometer. It is this high density that has contributed to the rise of these cities as economic hubs, cultural centers offering immense opportunities to diverse sets of people from everywhere, writes Author, Speaker and Urban Sociologist, Dr. Binti Singh.

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Climate Change Risks and Cities: The Need for Climate Action Plans

Recent climate changes have had widespread impacts on human and natural systems. The atmosphere and oceans have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, and sea level has risen.

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Post Industrial City, Immaterial Labour And Cultural Industries

Cities in India are gradually accepting their difference and uniqueness and celebrating this as diversity. The global tourism industry is increasingly intrigued by exotic and undiscovered places and attendant cultural experiences.

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Rethinking Urban Mobility With Alternative Experiments

Smart experiments are underway in the urban mobility sector that is adopting the latest technologies and applications like never

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The Saga of our Inner Cities

The social and cultural homogeneity of inner cities is transforming with erstwhile traditional occupations and enterprises fast vanishing together with the displacement of communities practising those occupations.

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Reflections on The Smart City Mission in India

Each city in India can capitalize on its diversity and uniqueness in its quest to smartness rather than following a unilinear path determined by smart technologies only. A shift in thinking from technology driven solutions to people centric solutions could help us work towards more inclusive smart cities.

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Peri Urban Reality in India

Rapid expansion of city limits often described as the urban sprawl or peri urbanization can be accounted for as the new urban reality of India- a quintessential feature of contemporary urbanization.

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