3: Painting
2: Recent
1: Identify photo




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Life
Life: a characteristic state or mode of
living; "social life"; "city life"; "real life"
Definition: depends on contex...
Living Things
1. need to take in energy
2. get rid of waste
3. grow and develop
4. respond to their environment



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5. reproduce and pass their traits onto
   their offspring
6. evolve in response to their
   environment




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City
1. City
    1. an urban area, differentiated from a
       town by size, population density,
       importance, or le...
2. Mega City
    1. metropolitan area with a total
       population in excess of 10 million
       people. Population den...
4. Urban Impression of big cities
5. Rural


           Satisfying Needs




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City Planning
A profession in which planners work to
guide the present and future growth of a
city by striking a careful b...
A planner makes the best use of a
community’s resources, solves current
community problems, and protects
important physica...
India
Population:
           350 million (1947)
           1.15 billion (2008) > 3x
           1.16 Current



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Urbanisation: 29% (2008)
Population living on US$1.25 a day: 42%
(2005)
Access to Improved Water Sources: 89%
(2008)
Acces...
Every One Want Better Life
   And Impression Is That
      Better Life May Be
    Given By Better Cities



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Ways
http://www.dragosroua.com/100-ways-to-
live-a-better-life/
55. Move To Another Town Or Country
Maybe it’s time to cha...
Like all the good stuff, it might be pretty
difficult in the beginning, but you can bet
it would shake everything really g...
Where To Move
Quality of Living Survey by Mercer
Living conditions are analysed according
to 39 factors, grouped in 10 cat...
2. Economic environment (currency
   exchange regulations, banking
   services, etc)
3. Socio-cultural environment
   (cen...
5. Schools and education (standard and
   availability of international schools,
   etc)
6. Public services and transporta...
8. Consumer goods (availability of food /
   daily consumption items, cars, etc)
9. Housing (housing, household
   applian...
2010 Rank       2009 Rank   City          Country
    1               1       Vienna        Austria
    2               2 ...
Country       No of cities
        USA                7
        Germany            7
        Australia          6
        ...
Reaction
1. What makes a city better than any
   other one? Are you sure that your
   rankings work for everybody? I used
...
personal. Would you prefer living in
    Zürich (2) rather than Madrid (48) ?
    No way.
2. The best city rating for MELB...
Madrid (48) has by far much better
    quality of life than BCN (44)
4. The City of Edinburgh in the UK is
   consistently...
your organisation got something
    against this most beautiful city?
5. There is a hot debate as to how
   places like Be...
6. I disagree with the notion that Paris,
   New York, etc, are better cities than
   Bern, Luxembourg, Geneva, Zurich,
  ...
that my favourite city Kyoto (as big as
    Kobe) is not included


                Indian Cities
Bengaluru once again eme...
Bengaluru remains the best placed
among Indian cities in the global list at
140th rank this year, an improvement
from its ...
The country's national capital, New Delhi,
climbed to 143 rank in this year's list from
145th slot last year and financial...
http://www.indusladies.com/
    Rank      City            Voting %
       1      Chennai          36.11
       2      Hyde...
Story




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One day, the father of a very wealthy
family took his son on a trip to the country
with the express purpose of showing him...
"It was great, Dad."
"Did you see how poor people live?" the
father asked.
"Oh yeah," said the son.
"So, tell me, what did...
"I saw that we have one dog and they
had four.
We have a pool that reaches to the
middle of our garden and they have a
cre...
We have a small piece of land to live on
and they have fields that go beyond our
sight.
We have servants who serve us, but...
The boy's father was speechless.
Then his son added, "Thanks Dad for
showing me how poor we are."
Isn't perspective a wond...
Less Lead To Better Life
http://zenhabits.net/how-to-live-a-better-
life-with-less/
Simplify your life by:
     1. Do less...
4. Consume less
     5. Connect online less
     6. Connect with others, and your
        passions, more
     7. Edit, edi...
Sustainable Cities
"There is enough for everybody's need,
but not enough for anybody's greed"
Mahatma Gandhi




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4: Same guy




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6: Same guy




After
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Movie




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Thanks
    Suggestions / Questions /
 Comments at: hsrai@gndec.ac.in
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  1. 1. 3: Painting 2: Recent 1: Identify photo 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  2. 2. Life Life: a characteristic state or mode of living; "social life"; "city life"; "real life" Definition: depends on context and is debatable 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  3. 3. Living Things 1. need to take in energy 2. get rid of waste 3. grow and develop 4. respond to their environment 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  4. 4. 5. reproduce and pass their traits onto their offspring 6. evolve in response to their environment 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  5. 5. City 1. City 1. an urban area, differentiated from a town by size, population density, importance, or legal status 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  6. 6. 2. Mega City 1. metropolitan area with a total population in excess of 10 million people. Population density at least 2,000 persons/square km) 3. Town 1. an urban locality which is not considered to rank as a city 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  7. 7. 4. Urban Impression of big cities 5. Rural Satisfying Needs 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  8. 8. City Planning A profession in which planners work to guide the present and future growth of a city by striking a careful balance between residential, commercial, recreational, and institutional needs. 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  9. 9. A planner makes the best use of a community’s resources, solves current community problems, and protects important physical and geographical landmarks, all while considering how the future needs of a city will fit in. 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  10. 10. India Population: 350 million (1947) 1.15 billion (2008) > 3x 1.16 Current 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  11. 11. Urbanisation: 29% (2008) Population living on US$1.25 a day: 42% (2005) Access to Improved Water Sources: 89% (2008) Access to Improved Sanitation Facilities: 28% (2008) Sources: CIA World Factbook, World Bank 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  12. 12. Every One Want Better Life And Impression Is That Better Life May Be Given By Better Cities 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  13. 13. Ways http://www.dragosroua.com/100-ways-to- live-a-better-life/ 55. Move To Another Town Or Country Maybe it’s time to change the environment? Take the plunge, move over. Pick another town or even another country. 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  14. 14. Like all the good stuff, it might be pretty difficult in the beginning, but you can bet it would shake everything really good! 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  15. 15. Where To Move Quality of Living Survey by Mercer Living conditions are analysed according to 39 factors, grouped in 10 categories: 1. Political and social environment (political stability, crime, law enforcement, etc) 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  16. 16. 2. Economic environment (currency exchange regulations, banking services, etc) 3. Socio-cultural environment (censorship, limitations on personal freedom, etc) 4. Health and sanitation (medical supplies and services, infectious diseases, sewage, waste disposal, air pollution, etc) 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  17. 17. 5. Schools and education (standard and availability of international schools, etc) 6. Public services and transportation (electricity, water, public transport, traffic congestion, etc) 7. Recreation (restaurants, theatres, cinemas, sports and leisure, etc) 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  18. 18. 8. Consumer goods (availability of food / daily consumption items, cars, etc) 9. Housing (housing, household appliances, furniture, maintenance services, etc) 10.Natural environment (climate, record of natural disasters) 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  19. 19. 2010 Rank 2009 Rank City Country 1 1 Vienna Austria 2 2 Zurich Switzerland 3 3 Geneva Switzerland 4 4 Vancouver Canada 4 4 Auckland New Zealand 6 6 Düsseldorf Germany 7 8* Frankfurt Germany 7 7 Munich Germany 9 9 Bern Switzerland 10 10 Sydney Australia 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  20. 20. Country No of cities USA 7 Germany 7 Australia 6 Canada 5 Switzerland 3 Japan 3 Spain 2 New Zealand 2 France 2 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  21. 21. Reaction 1. What makes a city better than any other one? Are you sure that your rankings work for everybody? I used to live in some of the better- considered cities in the world. I was not happier than when I lived in some other places situated much lower in the list. Definitely, I think that this too 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  22. 22. personal. Would you prefer living in Zürich (2) rather than Madrid (48) ? No way. 2. The best city rating for MELBOURNE should be withdrawn immediately. Worst failure is going on is continuous attacks on Asian students 3. I´ve been living in both, Barcelona and Madrid, and I really believe that 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  23. 23. Madrid (48) has by far much better quality of life than BCN (44) 4. The City of Edinburgh in the UK is consistently voted in a cross section of polls as being the most desirable place to stay in the UK yet the city was omitted from your poll completely. The omission was even commented on UK's national radio BBC2. Has 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  24. 24. your organisation got something against this most beautiful city? 5. There is a hot debate as to how places like Bern and Luxembourg manage to rate more highly than Barcelona or Paris, or why no city from the USA features in the top 30 and - even more controversially - only two Asian cities feature in the top 40 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  25. 25. 6. I disagree with the notion that Paris, New York, etc, are better cities than Bern, Luxembourg, Geneva, Zurich, Vienna, etc. As an extensive traveller of Europe and US, I totally agree with the Mercer survey 7. Result of this research is interesting and correspond to my observations and experiences. I am not satisfied 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  26. 26. that my favourite city Kyoto (as big as Kobe) is not included Indian Cities Bengaluru once again emerged as the best Indian city when it comes to the quality of living for expatriates, even as New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata improved their rankings. 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  27. 27. Bengaluru remains the best placed among Indian cities in the global list at 140th rank this year, an improvement from its 142nd rank in last year's list. "This year, unlike the last, we have seen an upswing in the ranking of Indian cities, largely on account of relatively stable political environment and the easing of foreign trade," 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  28. 28. The country's national capital, New Delhi, climbed to 143 rank in this year's list from 145th slot last year and financial hub Mumbai moved up four places to 144th rank. Kolkata has been ranked at 145th rank, while Chennai was the only Indian city which saw a decline and is placed at 153rd rank 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  29. 29. http://www.indusladies.com/ Rank City Voting % 1 Chennai 36.11 2 Hyderabad 20.83 3 Bangalore 19.44 4 New Delhi 6.94 5 Mumbai 5.56 6 Others 11.11 http://www.snitchseeker.com/ Mumbai 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  30. 30. Story 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  31. 31. One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?" 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  32. 32. "It was great, Dad." "Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked. "Oh yeah," said the son. "So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father. The son answered: 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  33. 33. "I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lights in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  34. 34. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them." 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  35. 35. The boy's father was speechless. Then his son added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are." Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  36. 36. Less Lead To Better Life http://zenhabits.net/how-to-live-a-better- life-with-less/ Simplify your life by: 1. Do less 2. Have less 3. Produce less 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  37. 37. 4. Consume less 5. Connect online less 6. Connect with others, and your passions, more 7. Edit, edit 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  38. 38. Sustainable Cities "There is enough for everybody's need, but not enough for anybody's greed" Mahatma Gandhi 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  39. 39. 4: Same guy 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  40. 40. 5: Same guy 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  41. 41. 6: Same guy After 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  42. 42. Movie 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com
  43. 43. Thanks Suggestions / Questions / Comments at: hsrai@gndec.ac.in 4 Oct 10 : WHD-2010 hs.raiandrai.com

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