Mapping Revolution: How Google Maps Changes Human Behavior

Google Maps has become a widely used technology, so much so that it may seem mundane. However, I argue that its introduction and usage has revolutionary implication on mobility, infrastructure, and space and has far reaching consequences for human behavior. In Scales of Place and Networks Sarah Green, Penny Harvey, and Hannah Knox state that,… Continue reading Mapping Revolution: How Google Maps Changes Human Behavior

Public transport and socio-political change in Curitiba

Public transport is an essential infrastructure in developing countries. It allows disadvantaged categories of people to get access to basic services, and it is more efficient than private transport. A good public transport system should be easy, convenient, fast, safe, clean, and affordable, but its development often encounters problems connected to industry structure, financial sustainability,… Continue reading Public transport and socio-political change in Curitiba

Streets and Social Infrastructure in Brasilia

A city without street corners and limited sidewalks can be difficult to conceptualize and poses several questions, such as: how have views of infrastructure played a role in creating such a city and how is the city’s social infrastructure affected? Sections of Brasilia, Brazil’s capital, adopted a modernist infrastructural design of high speed avenues, roundabouts,… Continue reading Streets and Social Infrastructure in Brasilia