Author Archives: Rashid Faridi

About Rashid Faridi

I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.

Sidewalks in Cities: Implications in City Design

Sidewalks and streets exist for circulation but serve many more purposes. Their meanings are bound up with more than just transportation, as they serve as the main public places of cities. They help maintain the social fabric of the city. … Continue reading

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12 INDIAN CITIES ARE POISED TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT OF INDIA

In 2018, The Government of India, AFD and the European Union launched the City Investments To Innovate, Integrate and Sustain (CITIIS) program, a challenge process that called on cities around India to submit their proposals of how they would become … Continue reading

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India’s urbanisation challenges and the way forward: A Perspective

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and its growth is propelled by its cities. Evidently, Oxford Economics’ Global cities report estimates that 17 of the 20 fastest-growing cities in the world between 2019 and 2035 … Continue reading

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“Progressophobia” demolished by Bill Maher: “Kids, there actually was a world before you got here.” — Why Evolution Is True

Reader Tim found this video from Bill Maher’s latest show in which the host attacks “progressophobia”—the claim that everything, including morality and social justice, is getting worse. This is palpably untrue, as Steve Pinker shows for many aspects of society … Continue reading

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