The Bridge Talk #12 – Swaminathan Ramanathan
The Bridge Talk #12 – The Quantum City as a Living Organism: Chaos, Madness & the Method Behind It.
A talk on sustainability, resilience and the future of cities! We need to change the ‘design’ of our cities dramatically and use circular design and platform thinking. Change is a challenge but there are promising social business models!
Swaminathan is an untrained ‘curiousologist’. He is fascinated by everything and bravely pokes his nose in unlikely places. He is also a trained urbanist and a political scientist who is surprised by how rapidly digital technologies are silently infusing urban spaces. His recent research deals with such infusions.
Swaminathan is currently a Visiting Research Fellow with Uppsala University. He has 20 years of professional experience across various domains in social sector, academia, think tanks and the corporate world. As a senior management professional, he has helped several companies, including Fortune 500 companies, foundations, consultancies and institutions evolve and adopt strategies for sustainable, ecologically sensitive and community-based business practices. He is the author and editor of five books, including the forthcoming Notes of a Digital Gypsy: Decoding the Other India.