Current Issues on Urban Metabolism & Harvard University Graduate School of Design Lectures, Part 1 of 3.

Urban Metabolism has always fascinated me. I came to know about this in 2000 when I was attending a short course on Designing Sustainable Development under the Master in Urban Management Program in the University of Canberra in Australia. Since then, I got hooked by it because of how it was used in urban planning … Continue reading

United Nations Nelson Mandela International Day, July 18, 2014

On July 18, 2014, the international community will celebrate the Nelson Mandela International Day. This was started by the United Nations many years ago not only to honor and celebrate the exemplary life of Nelson Mandela but also to reaffirm the global awareness and adherence to the principles of Freedom, Justice and Democracy for all … Continue reading

Streaming-Live Video of The Earth Online Through HDEV or High Definition Earth Viewing

Earthniversity would like to share with you the latest (c. May 2014) experiment conducted by NASA which is streaming live video of Earth for viewing online. Thank you NASA and youtube. Published on Jul 9, 2014 To date there have been millions of viewers looking at the High Definition Earth Viewing, or HDEV camera views. … Continue reading

Temperature Controlled Mall of the World, Dubai

Earthniversity would like to share this video uploaded by Dubai Holding and is entitled “Mall of the World”. Once constructed, this newest development in Dubai will showcase one of the world’s best practices in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Engineering, state-of-the-art facilities and to a greater extent Urban Metabolism. In a news item written and … Continue reading

World Population Day, July 11, 2014

As we celebrate the World Population Day this July 11, 2014, I wish to revisit one of my favorite frame of references when I talk about Population and that is the Population Principle by Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834). It is also known as the Malthusian Growth Model which proposed that: “Population is growing geometrically while … Continue reading