Online learning & COVID-19 pandemic श्रीनगर

Online learning & COVID-19 pandemic


By:- Yasreel Qureshi( M.sc. Chemistry)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and rapid spread

came as a shock to countries around the world, infecting and

killing thousands of people around the globe which led to the

World Health Organization (WHO) to declare it a pandemic

The education sector is one of the largest and most delicate

social sectors that has been adversely affected by COVID-19 in

India and other countries around the world. The outbreak of COVID-19 results in the digital revolution in the higher education system through online lectures, teleconferencing, digital open books, online examination, and interaction at virtual environments (Strielkowski, 2020,, Kumar, 2020). The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a massive adaptation in health professions education, with a shift from in-person learning activities to a sudden heavy reliance on internet-mediated education because of the sudden need for physical distancing. Some health professions schools will have already had considerable educational technology and cultural infrastructure in place, making such a shift more of a different emphasis in provision. For others, this shift will have been a considerable dislocation for both educators and learners in the provision of education. In the move to online learning, managing the learners and educators is one of the most challenging and critical aspects. It is a massive, disruptive shift to move all the existing courses online in a matter of days. In general, a complete online course requires an elaborate lesson plan design, teaching materials such as audio and video contents, as well as technology support teams. However, due to the sudden emergence of the COVID‐19, most faculty members are facing the challenges of lacking online teaching experience, early preparation, or support from educational technology teams. In addition to the challenges to the faculty, existing research indicates that more than 60% of Students have been facing various problems related to depression anxiety, poor internet connectivity, and unfavorable study environment at home. Students from remote areas and marginalized sections mainly face enormous challenges for the study during this pandemic. Poverty further exacerbates the problem of the digital learning process in this unwanted crisis period. Although a substantial proportion of students are using digital platforms for learning, many of them face huge challenges in online study. The purpose of this article is to argue about the question whether COVID-19 is the gateway for digital-learning in education? I 'd love to hear any thoughts at all on this topic. You can e-mail me at [email protected]

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This self-taught Srinagar artist sketches her imagination on canvas, earns applauds


Iqra Shaban, 20, a resident of Soura Srinagar is a self-taught sketch artist. Her strokes on a canvas have won her admirers as the portraits look perfect in every aspect.


Iqra is a BBA third-semester student at Islamia College. According to her, the tryst with the art is innate. “I was interested in making pictures in childhood and during my early school days at Iqbal Memorial Institute I took part in different art-related competitions.”


Up to her senior secondary classes sketching was just a leisure time activity for her but, since then she got fully into it and took her art to the next level. Along with her studies, she gives the art a proper time, in fact has made it part of her daily schedule.

“After 12th class, I pursued art with passion and am giving my best into it,” She said.


Iqra believes that the sketch of Sir Mohammad Allama Iqbal that she sketched a year before is one of the fine portraits she has sketched so far. Apart from this, she has sketched a horse that was endorsed by art lovers on social media.


Now she is more into the creative sketching genre of this art. “ I made a creative sketch of an eye. The sketch is close to my heart and the artists applauded my work. I believe through creative sketching an artist can depict a lot of latent things that he can not express through words.”


She has won many awards and certificates for her creative art so far. She won the Young Woman Achiever in 2021. Apart from this, she has attended many workshops and participated in many online platforms in international forums.


Iqra has to deal with a fair share of her struggle. She said that in the initial days, she had to deal with many trolls but she kept going on and ignored them. “I have got my supportive parents who supported me through thick and thin.”


The young artist is now selling her art on social media platforms. “Recently I sold one of my sketches at the rate of Rs 2000 on my Instagram page.” Shaban has a youtube channel and runs an Insta page by the name iqrashaban01 where she has 1.3K followers.


However, Shaban believes that there are very few platforms available for budding artists and believes that there should be more platforms available for the artists where they can excel both in terms of their talent and financially.


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How Irfan Attari Kashmiri turned the youngest awarded Social Activist of Kashmir?

He deserves a salute as he is taking on the world of drugs!


Irfan Attari Kashmiri thinks a bit differently and love's floating in dangerous playfields and one of them happens to be the arena of drugs where he has plunged himself for a rescue act!


‘For him cyberspace is an unknown and a blank field and the general caution is tread with care! The other is the world of drugs in which the youth are falling prey to the greatest constrictor, the many legged reptiles who run the drug kingdom! So a big welcome to the coliseum where Irfan wages a big war against the killing invisible machines in Kashmir’!


-‘ In this fatally lethal kingdom which has become a sprawling world of profiteering at the cost of the youth, Irfan has taken a dangerous plunge, dangerous because many will not like his ideas and the way of functioning but the man has beans to slog it out against an menace staring at the youth. He incidentally is Chairman Youth For drug free Kashmir ,Kashmir Youth web (Largest Youth based organization in Kashmir)!


-‘ Irfan knows that there has never been a 'war on drugs'! Even if it has been, it has always been left unfinished. In our history we can only see an ongoing conflict amongst various drug users and producers. In ancient Mexico the use of alcohol was punishable by death, while the ritualistic use of mescaline was highly worshipped. In 17th century Russia, tobacco smokers were threatened with mutilation or decapitation, alcohol was legal. In Prussia, coffee drinking was prohibited to the lower classes, the use of tobacco and alcohol was legal. And now everything is illegally illegal as drugs are available in plenty (samaan or maal is the most used terminology or could be white chocolate or chicklet gum!


-‘He believes the fact that truth is the first casualty of war and the war on drugs is no different. Every day both the print and broadcast media bombard the public with a perspective and narrative which has proved to be devastating. This diet of cultural influence and propaganda is unremitting. If the war has to be fought in a rapid fire way then men like Irfan have to hold each other’s hand. Aberrations and bogies are not permissible because someone is earning on the lives of the kids of tomorrow who are rapidly becoming hollow and scratching their fatless skins till they bleed and finally run blue because of the blood drying in the veins and nerves! The end result is pale yellow death with eyes behind black but hollow eye bags with eye balls popping out of the eye sockets!’


-‘He is a writer, speaker and debater and thus is giving identity to the unidentified artists of Kashmir valley, contradicting the human psychology of egotism. Attari's age in comparison to his aspirations and ambitions is exiguous. He is a living messiah fighting for the cultural decay of the valley which is closest to his heart beat as it is not everyone's cup of tea. Having a good hold on cyber security, irfan Attari is providing cyber security help to hundreds of people. Awareness rewarding cyber harassments, cyber scams, cyber frauds and cyber hygiene like topics are most seen to be touched in Irfan's recent work.‘


- ‘An addict will always say that every time I draw a clean breath, I'm like a fish out of water. Obviously it means that he/she wants to stay in dirt, muck and filth scrambling out of his/her brain. But kudos to Irfan as he thinks a bit differently and it can be proven as and when he says, ‘the mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.’! But still it can be provided if we are prepared to offer them! But my organization and myself are prepared to stretch to the limit!’


-‘The youth received a lot of help from this non-political organization Kashmir Youth For Drug Free Kashmir, Kashmir Youth Web which was founded by Irfan Attari. This is a non-profit public benefit organization and the first youth based organization in the history of Kashmir that has represented the talent and the problems of Kashmir on an international level and also that empowers youth and adults equally.’

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The illegality of cannabis is outrageous but it is still available so there is someone needed so desperately in this increasingly mad and dangerous world that has been created by the drug mafia in UT Jammu and Kashmir. The world of the addicts is something like this as they feel that, unlike simple stress, trauma changes your view of your life and yourself. It shatters your most basic assumptions about yourself and your world, thoughts like life is good, I’m safe, people are kind, I can trust others, the future is likely to be good but as the stupor slips off the same thoughts are replaced with fleeting feelings like, the world is dangerous, I can’t win, I can’t trust other people, or there’s no hope. I need another shot to get positive and thus continue life till the day when legs begin to shiver, hands begin to shake and the stomach gets cramped up. It’s almost over and the final sigh….a life is lost consigned to the grave and gobbled up by drugs! Kashmiri’s only endeavor is to save young kids who have got themselves dissolved in this vicious death trap!


I. Something about Irfan:


He always has advice up his sleeve and that is, ‘while the outside world was full of danger, I knew my interior. I was certain that I could oust an intruder there. So just do it!’


* Irfan along with the other members is working on fields but keeping the anti-drug campaign as his priority.


* He says that the motive of our organization is to eradicate the social evils from our valley and the biggest of them all is the drug addiction. We believe it is the chain cuffing the youth from pursuing their real dreams.


* Youth for drug free Kashmir (the name of his organization) is internationally linked with foundation for drug free world and for their aims they have started the distribution of about 1 lakh books regarding the research of drugs (2021) out of which 10,000 books have already been distributed in the districts of Srinagar and Budgam.


* He vociferously says that we’re ready for the door to door campaigning of our books and by this our aim will be to make the Kashmir valley peaceful and fruitful.


* Besides drugs our focus will get on to the unseen and unknown artists of the Valley who’ve worked for a long time in their fields. We’ll work to provide them the platforms they deserve, nationally and internationally as well!


*My only goal is to make our Kashmir drug free and the team I have raised is dedicated to the crusade against drug abuse!


*Teenage is the most vulnerable and crucial, also a sensitive age where one breaks emotionally and needs some kind of support. Due to lack of maturity and sensibility, they opt other ways out of which the main focus drags on drugs.


II. About the organization:


Each and every member of Irfan’s team will invariably say, ‘I don't know what you're getting yourself into, but I know I don't like it. Some things in Kashmir are pure poison. If someone has put you on a demon's tracks, you'd better make sure the demon doesn't find you first. It has already got many!’


* Kashmir youth web & foundation for drug free Kashmir is an organization which emphasizes on the social causes, issues, events/ programs in the Kashmir valley.


*The main motto behind the organization is to provide benefits to the people and make society free from numerous social evils pertaining within it.


*The team of Kashmir youth web and youth for drug free Kashmir comprises youth whose intention is to make their society a better and peaceful place to do well by working on the number of social issues and tend to be supported by their society so that they can work with efficiency.


*There is a need to create awareness among those who are willing to take a leap of death into the sphere of drugs and especially to those who already are a victim of this. In view of all the present situations their basic aim is to help those who have become a part of this drug addiction society by providing them proper counseling and making them aware about the hazardous effects of drugs where death is a certainty!


Wonder how many of our readers have heard about the tale of a Lion and a Rose. Well if they haven’t then just look around and you will find plenty of them scrambling about. Just see around and ponder over what you saw. Every human is a Lion as well as a rose. It’s just the moment of indiscretion where a beautiful rose gets crumpled and Lion reduced to a toothless humble animal! It means behind every hand stained with blood there's another, and that one stays clean. What I'm saying is that behind a demon, there's always someone holding the creature on a leash! Check it out and be away from the silent serpent that gives the kiss of death! That’s the message that Irfan Kashmiri wants to convey!

Email :- [email protected]


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Bollywood actor Duaa Bhat is a budding artiste who hails from the Kashmir Valley. She shot to fame from the 2018-film 'Laila Majnu', which was directed by Imtiaz Ali's brother Sajid Ali


directed by Sajid Ali and Imtiyaz Ali as character Jasmeet.

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International fashion designer Priyanka Mallick joined COP27 in Egypt , virtually. She is a community adviser and member of the United Nations International and the Royal Commonwealth Society of the United Kingdom. She attended the meetings of the Food System Pavilion by FAO and UNFCC. She raised her voice about the climate emergency , hunger crisis, and gender equality for climate justice.

The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 closed with a breakthrough agreement to provide “loss and damage” funding for vulnerable countries hit hard by climate disasters.


“This outcome moves us forward,” said Simon Stiell, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary. “We have determined a way forward on a decades-long conversation on funding for loss and damage – deliberating over how we address the impacts on communities whose lives and livelihoods have been ruined by the very worst impacts of climate change.”


Set against a difficult geopolitical backdrop, COP27 resulted in countries delivering a package of decisions that reaffirmed their commitment to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The package also strengthened action by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change, as well as boosting the support of finance, technology and capacity building needed by developing countries.


Creating a specific fund for loss and damage marked an important point of progress, with the issue added to the official agenda and adopted for the first time at COP27.


Governments took the ground-breaking decision to establish new funding arrangements, as well as a dedicated fund, to assist developing countries in responding to loss and damage. Governments also agreed to establish a ‘transitional committee’ to make recommendations on how to operationalize both the new funding arrangements and the fund at COP28 next year. The first meeting of the transitional committee is expected to take place before the end of March 2023.


Parties also agreed on the institutional arrangements to operationalize the Santiago Network for Loss and Damage, to catalyze technical assistance to developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.


COP27 saw significant progress on adaptation, with governments agreeing on the way to move forward on the Global Goal on Adaptation, which will conclude at COP28 and inform the first Global Stocktake, improving resilience amongst the most vulnerable. New pledges, totaling more than USD 230 million, were made to the Adaptation Fund at COP27. These pledges will help many more vulnerable communities adapt to climate change through concrete adaptation solutions. COP27 President Sameh Shoukry announced the Sharm el-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda, enhancing resilience for people living in the most climate-vulnerable communities by 2030. UN Climate Change’s Standing Committee on Finance was requested to prepare a report on doubling adaptation finance for consideration at COP28 next year.

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The author Writer Bhaiya finally spoke about his life and revealed where he hailed from

Writer Bhaiya, also known as Aditya Singh, is an Indian Author who published the book “The Cycle of Reasons: — 24 Reasons”


Writer Bhaiya has been yielding unreleased compositions for years when publishing houses were more well-known than self-publishing. On the occasion of his birthday, he addressed a group and shattered his curtain of silence when questioned about his childhood, career, and personal life.


Statement over Early Life


In response to a question regarding how his life drove him to reserve Writer Bhaiya as a pen name unintentionally; as mentioned by him on his Instagram story, the beloved author Writer Bhaiya made the following statement:-

“I go by the pen name Writer Bhaiya online as a token of love, but as the proportion of people is cognizant, my forename is Aditya Singh stepped into the world at merely six months as a premature baby in Mumbai on October 2nd.


In the 20th century, my family immigrated to Mumbai from Bihar. I attended high school in Mumbai. As a young child, I caused trouble and was typically mischievous to everybody around me. I grew up to be a reserved person in school after a certain age as a response to childhood and generational trauma.


Everything in 2016 began abruptly as a part of my chaotic life when I began to express myself with a pen in my hand on a piece of paper after sobbing one day over not being able to express myself how I wanted to. As a teen, I started to compose Hindi Shayari and poems. I eventually started penning fictional short tales, poetry, and letters devoted to my friends with compassion and love. My life took unexpected turns in 2017, which bounded me to chronicle my suffering in a journal.


I joined Instagram in 2017. In 2018, I began sporadically sharing my writings on Instagram Stories. My composed piece of prose on stories caught the attention of my loved ones & acquaintances more often than in everyday life, where I would disguise most of my crafted work. As time passed, my acquaintances began referring to me as a WRITER. Pairing the title my companions drew me and the premise that I was a Bihari dwelling in Mumbai, some people alluded me as Bhaiya in an unkind and insulting manner, prompting me to share the title: — Writer Bhaiya as my PEN NAME.

In the years 2017 and 2019, I suffered from depression twice. I battled ADHD struggles for years without recognising it was ADHD, and have been dealing with anxiety and panic attacks for two years. Since 2018, I have produced unpublished works every year and have worked as a ghostwriter for a year on different platforms.”


Statement over Career


Writer Bhaiya outlined his family in regard to his story to a person in the group who hugged him and sobbed in front of him questioning; if people are worthy of lingering as writers despite disobeying their parents.


“My family was unaware of the outcome of fear I held to my heart to notify them that I had released my first book after penning articles for entities and ghostwriting for savings on the internet because I had never aspired in childhood to stand destined as an author.


In 2022, I published a book titled “The Cycle Of Reasons:- 24 Reasons” as everyone present here is aware.


In an effort to; safeguard one life, I penned 24 reasons to continue existing in the world and journeying as a wanderer in pursuit of serenity and tranquilly and to recognise his responsibility to others as a writer and a debut author. Follow where your heart leads you with your career,” says Writer Bhaiya implies them that they can if they have a lamp in their hearts.


Statement over Personal life


Adding to his previous answer, Writer Bhaiya said, “I was born in a Hindu Family. I had strong ties with my family while I was young, but as I became a grown-up, my ties with them were erratic and periodically unfortunate as the clash of trauma made me numb as a teen.”


In striving to retain a boundary among his personal, social, and professional lives, writer Bhaiya adheres to a professional code of ethics. As a response, he denied politely asking to refrain from such questions, which made limited information to be verified; about his personal life in general.


However, he is said to have a girlfriend who has been with him since they were in high school.


His depression in 2019 drove him to consider suicide a second time, and he disclosed as considerably on Instagram, saying that if the light didn’t break through the sea of his darkness, he almost gave up on life.

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La Otra Planificación: ¿Es Posible?


Para quienes participan de eventos de participación pública en temas de planificación territorial y obras públicas, la conclusión al diagnóstico de múltiples males es sencillamente la "falta planificación", la cual es repetida en forma remanido, indistintamente de que se trate de proyectos en ciudades ricas o pobres, no importa la geografía o la cultura. No importa que se trate de explicar por qué la gente no accede al agua potable, las cloacas, el déficit habitacional, la reducción de riesgos de desastres, el crecimiento de la contaminación o las causas del cambio climático, siempre la ausencia de la planificación aparece como el gran culpable de todos los males. Para quien estudió planificación urbana y regional en los ´90s, cuando la planificación era denostada igualmente como la culpable prácticamente de todos los males, la ingenuidad en torno a la idea de que de la noche a la mañana el estado pueda resolver los problemas de producción y gestión del hábitat genera como mínimo, inquietud. Es que en verdad, la mayoría de los problemas urbanos no pasan realmente por las virtudes o defectos de la planificación territorial, sino por las verdaderas intenciones de los actores claves que llevan adelante tanto planes como marcos regulatorios. En otras palabras, la ausencia de planes puede no ser producto de ignorancia, sino precisamente resultado de una intención premeditada de evitar que actividades altamente rentables puedan dejar de serlo ante la irrupción de marcos regulatorios que generen mecanismos efectivos de justicia espacial.


Después de muchas idas y vueltas en la Argentina y en América Latina el enamoramiento con la planificación territorial llevó a empoderar su vocación heroica de derrotar la especulación inmobiliaria, la destrucción de los recursos vitales para la vida humana sobre el planeta y con la justicia socio-espacial. Pero una vez decantado el entusiasmo cabe preguntarse si esta forma de planificación es realmente posible. Una planificación que imponga reglas claras al progreso en un contexto de desigualdad creciente. Un sistema justo que establezca actividades, sectores industriales que pueden usufructuar los escasos recursos del planeta ante la falta de consenso entre naciones. Una planificación que, respetuosa del medio ambiente y la idiosincrasia y cultura local, priorice la construcción de infraestructuras verdes y azules por sobre las grises. Una planificación que intervenga en la promoción de los sectores más vulnerables de la sociedad para incluirlos en procesos de integración a la ciudad y a los territorios, a pesar de las mezquindades de los sectores más poderosos.



Estas dos formas de planificación, la noble e idealista que resuelve los problemas con justicia socio-espacial, frente a la otra, tramposa e hipócrita, más vinculada a legitimar los intereses particulares tanto de funcionarios públicos como empresas privadas, muchas veces son confundidas. Y en la confusión los enfoques, teorías y metodologías de ambas tienden a deslegitimarse mutuamente. Por ejemplo, aquellos vecinos que esperaban procesos transparentes y participativos para decidir si un barrio puede albergar edificios en altura, en línea con los postulados internacionales de la "Nueva Agenda Urbana" de densificar la ciudad, y los dictados del sentido común que indican que es mejor verticalizar el desarrollo urbano antes que extenderlo en horizontal al infinito, quedándonos así muy pronto sin planeta, dada la notables huellas de las metrópolis mundiales, cuando efectivamente ocurren suelen sentirse decepcionados porque contrariamente a lo que esperaban, la planificación promovió la construcción en torres en sus barrios. Igualmente es difícil de digerir para un intendente virtuoso que se ocupó seria y profesionalmente de sus vecinos sin vivienda mal alojados en barrios populares, que todos sus esfuerzos para "cazar" fondos de la provincia y la nación para el mejoramiento barrial termine siendo castigado en las urnas por los otros vecinos descontentos con el balance de su gestión. En ambos ejemplos se trata de vecinos y dirigentes bien intencionados: ¿qué podríamos esperar de aquellos que no lo son tanto? o al menos de aquellos que tienen prioridades claramente diferentes al resto de los mortales. Para quienes tienen cierta experiencia en la gestión pública es bastante claro que asfaltar una calle o cortar una cinta de inauguración de una escuela, un centro de salud o una vivienda es mucho más que satisfacer necesidades básicas de la población y que en realidad se trata inevitablemente de una forma muy concreta de obtener votos, legitimando el mandato de la ciudadanía, independientemente del marco ideológico en el que esto ocurra. Para muchos ciudadanos, esta realidad tan obvia pone en tela de juicio la legitimidad de los planes como ordenadores y articuladores de las necesidades y prioridades de la población con su materialización a partir de los recursos materiales y normativos disponibles. En otras palabras, paulatinamente se reemplaza la idea del planeamiento heroico al que hay que defender por el planeamiento coimero al servicio de intereses espurios al que hay que combatir y de ser posible reducir a su mínima expresión.


Ante este estado de situación cabe preguntarse sobre la viabilidad de planificar territorios en los que todos sabemos que existen desigualdades profundas de todo tipo, en los que la precariedad y el deterioro son procesos que se aceleran de día en día y que los factores de cambio climático y crisis del ambiente a nivel planetaria avizora que todo ira peor y que hoy como nunca en el pasado la supervivencia humana depende precisamente de la planificación. Los valores de la democracia nos invitan a pensar en que será la planificación territorial participativa la que permitirá empoderar comunidades haciéndolas de este modo más resilientes o capaces de adaptarse a los grandes cambios que se avecinan, pero la velocidad de los acontecimientos añadido a inquietantes señales de desinterés en dicha construcción de enormes sectores de nuestra sociedad invitan también a pensar en estrategias de aceleración de una conciencia global en torno a la importancia de planificar los recursos naturales para el uso y usufructo de la humanidad en su conjunto y a escala nacional, volver a pensar las fronteras de cada país y la forma de distribuir su territorio soberano entre quienes lo habitan.



Una planificación territorial realista y viable, sin perder su prestigio de promotor del bien pública y ética de impartir justicia requiere ser de conocimiento público. Difícilmente las gentes de ningún país, pueblo o ciudad, cuanto menos de una metrópolis en la que nadie se conoce entre sí y todos desconfían de todos, defiendan y demanden algo que en verdad no conozcan. Por esa razón es que es tan importante popularizar la lógica, enfoques y "modus operandi" de la planificación, no como trofeo de campaña para ganar elecciones, sino como recurso que permita medir la eficiencia y eficacia de las gestiones. Si la gente supiera que esos planes con las que son definidas las normas que les ponen límites a lo que pueden hacer y no hacer en sus territorios o en verdad están al servicio de sus intereses, tales como protegerles y promover su prosperidad, muy distinta sería la historia de nuestras ciudades. No se trata de aprender tecnicismos o formar académicamente mejor a la población, sino que fundamentalmente se trata de un problema de comunicación asertiva que convenza a las comunidades respecto a la visión de lo que se quiere alcanzar. Y en este punto, a pesar de los miles de talleres de visión que se vienen desarrollando en todo el mundo, paradójicamente pocos municipios tienen definidos una visión de su desarrollo territorial explícitamente vinculado al desarrollo socio-económico. Al contrario, la mayoría tiene visiones ideales en lo territorial que nunca se implementan que contrastan fuertemente con ausencia de planes generales ante iniciativas privadas muy concretas de establecimiento de actividades generadoras de grandes rentas a expensa del deterioro social y ambiental del resto de la sociedad. En esta dicotomía puede advertirse nuevamente la racionalidad de personificar a los planes y la planificación como responsables del desacople. Se demanda a la planificación territorial a intervenir en la reproducción de círculos viciosos de pobreza y marginalidad, pero segregándola de decisiones claves del desarrollo económico y social en los territorios.


La cuestión comentada aquí es que la viabilidad de la planificación depende en buena medida de su capacidad de incidir en los modelos de desarrollo social y económico. Y esto no solo implica que tenga una incidencia a nivel nacional, provincial y municipal, sino también a nivel multidisciplinario pues claramente no se trata solo de transformar la dimensión física del territorio sino necesariamente también lo social, lo económico y lo cultural. Es decir que, para que un plan sea viable necesariamente necesita ser multidisciplinario, multiescalar e integral. No solo dice que hay que hacer, sino también donde, cuando y quien debería hacerlo, con que recursos y como se financia en el tiempo. Y una vez resuelto todo eso, debe comunicar en forma sencilla y directa lo que el plan se propone, a quienes representa y la visión que propone del territorio deseado, al menos de deseado por los actores que promueven el plan. El plan nunca debe ser un producto privado o al servicio de individuos o de conglomerado de intereses, sino que debe ser transparente, abierto y atractor de nuevos actores, en un proceso de suma de voluntades no por acuerdos trasnochados y oportunistas, sino por la conveniencia y beneficio de muchos. Los plan deberían ser obligación de confeccionarse y actualizarse en todos los municipios latinoamericanos ya que de ellos dependen en buena medida el impacto de las obras públicas, las calles por las que todos los días circulamos, las escuelas y hospitales a los que acuden nuestros hijos y padres y la protección del ambiente que no podrá gozar nuestra descendencia si no actuamos rápidamente.

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