Ragini Ravi

Exploring Pune’s Ecological Hotspots: Unveiling Nature’s Important Treasures

Exploring Pune's Ecological Hotspots

A Landscape Architect’s Perspective Introduction You may be wondering, what is landscape ecology? Landscape ecology refers to the study of how ecosystems within a defined region interact with one another and how these interactions influence ecological processes. As a layman first and then a landscape architect, I have always been fascinated by the outdoors and …

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Rethinking Urban Spaces: Rejuvenation of Neglected Spaces Under Flyovers in Mumbai

Rethinking Urban Spaces

Introduction Mumbai, the financial capital of India, and a city that is constantly growing and evolving is renowned for its bustling streets, high-rises, and extensive network of roads and metros. The city’s vibrant streets and bustling infrastructure are a testament to its steady progress, yet there is much more potential for growth and development. With …

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Beyond Aesthetics: The Intriguing Influence of Architectural Design on Human Emotions

Architectural design

Introduction To someone who is not familiar with architecture, a designed structure or architectural design marvel may appear either too simplistic or excessively extravagant. It is true that sometimes designers create structures that are needlessly elaborate and lack functional purpose. Architecture is much more than just visual appeal though. It has a profound impact on …

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Mumbai’s Hidden Gem: Mangroves and their Vital Role in Coastal Protection

Mumbai's Hidden Gem

Introduction Before its transformation into the bustling metropolis, that we recognize today as Mumbai, it was once a group of seven islands scattered across the Arabian Sea. As industrialization and development took hold, major land reclamation projects were initiated, and over time, these islands merged to form a single, expansive landmass. Before the land reclamation, …

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