About us

Every city has its unique culture to rejoice. It has its own story of struggle and joy. And now MyLiveableCity gives it a voice.

 

Concept:
As a city undergoes massive revolution in its urban landscape, the change is so monumental that it would be unfortunate if we let it pass by ignored and unsung. It would be apathetic if we stood back and did not involve ourselves in this transformation.
So welcome aboard MyLiveableCity – an International quarterly magazine that celebrates this epic transformation; a magazine that aims to inspire and educate in the language of cities.



Vision :
Today, 54 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 percent by 2050.The continuing urbanization and overall growth of the world’s population is projected to add 2.5 billion people to the urban population by 2050, and with nearly 90 percent of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa. Owing to this spurt in the urban population, cities will be challenged to feed, house, educate, employ, entertain and engage citizens. In other words, the increase in quantity will demand an increase in quality. This poses an enormous challenge, but also creates a great opportunity – an opportunity for us to make a real difference to the quality of urban life.
As a practitioner or a leader, you will find that information on various urban issues is available in plenty. However it is fragmented, functioning in siloes and not synthesized.
MyLiveableCity aims to become a single source providing insights and best- in- class examples to its readers. By studying a theme across global cities and situations, the magazine provides a holistic view to understanding, inspiring and influencing the design and development of cities.

 

Role :
One of the most fundamental roles of MyLiveableCity is to engage and inspire the reader, to participate and mobilise the metamorphosis of cities.
The magazine's layout and language is easy to consume and is targeted at urban planners, landscape designers, architects, designers, students, academics, political leaders, bureaucrats, developers, builders, engineering companies, financial institutions and anyone with an interest in the development of cities!

The magazine has also successfully conducted two conferences (Smart Technology and the City & Innovations in Affordable Housing) and two knowledge tours (to India and to the Netherlands).

 

Team and topics :
The co founders of the magazine are Shyam Khandekar & Shashikala Venkatraman. The editorial team is drawn from different countries across several continents (with core team members based in the Netherlands, USA and India). They are highly trained dedicated professionals and academicians with decades of experience in the 'Art and Science of Liveable cities'. The contributors, all practising professionals and academicians are from over 15 different countries and provide rich, curated content through in depth features, influential opinion and insightful interviews with change-makers.
Each quarterly issue is themed, and have included topics like Movement Systems, Water, Sustainability and Resilience, History as Inspiration, Affordable Housing, Public Spaces, Landscape and the City etc. The features in each issue are drawn from best practices from 6-10 countries.