User: fredericknoronha Topic: Urban Planning
Category: urban planning
Last updated: Dec 23 2018 20:47 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Farmers most vulnerable to climate change, doctors the least: Guwahati study 4.12.2019 Citizen Matters
A livelihood vulnerability study conducted in Guwahati, Assam, finds that farmers are the most sensitive to climate change, followed by drivers and street food sellers in the urban setting.
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Nature maps of Bengaluru released 4.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Landscape Foundation India has released Kannada and English maps of ecologically and culturally significant sites in the city. Their research delves into Bengaluru's changing relationship with nature over the past 500 years
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India needs to rethink Master Planning – and Delhi can lead the way 3.12.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The case for a livelihood-centred approach.
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Countdown For Launch Of Earth Imaging And Mapping Satellite Begins 26.11.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
The countdown for the launch of earth imaging and mapping satellite CARTOSAT-3 along with 13 other nano-satellites from the US commenced, Indian Space Research Organisation said on Tuesday. The space...
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The frequent deaths of India’s sewer workers isn’t a governance failure – they are rooted in caste 17.11.2019 Scroll.in
The philosophy of caste validates the casual subjection of sanitation workers to the hazardous, humiliating task of cleaning sewers and septic tanks.
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Urban living makes us miserable. This city is trying to change that 9.11.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
A study on why Glaswegians have a 30% higher risk of dying early led to surprising realisations about the importance of open spaces.
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Patna deluge wasn’t caused by climate change alone. Government ineptness was also to blame 10.10.2019 Scroll.in
Officials don’t even have a map of the city’s colonial-era sewage system.
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Design For Betterment Of Our Conscience And Consciousness: Prof KT Ravindran 8.10.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Prof Ravindran was talking on the theme 'Articulating Aesthetics; Integrating Ethics' in an event organised by Design Strategy Lab of Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society (ULCCS) at Kovalam.
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Many problems, one humble solution, yet Indian cities continue to ignore that 1.10.2019 Citizen Matters
Lessons learnt globally point to the many benefits of cycling -- whether in terms of health, reduced congestion or even greater equality. Yet, whether in Kolkata, Bangalore or Pune, a sustained thrust to promote cycling in our cities is clearly missing.
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Sustainability needs a people-centric approach; is smart city Chennai geared to that? 26.9.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
A city tackling climate change needs to think big and small and involve all stakeholders in the process -- policymakers, state and local governments, private entities and citizens. That should be one of the primary goals of the Chennai Smart City programme.
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Barcelona’s car-free superblocks are a lesson in urban planning for the rest of the world 16.9.2019 Scroll.in
According to researchers, the project could help prevent 667 premature deaths from air pollution, noise and heat each year.
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The Daily Fix: Millennials, mathematics and the Modi government’s ‘open mind’ approach 13.9.2019 Scroll.in
Unfortunately, most Indian citizens can’t afford to ignore actual calculations and the slowdown, no matter what ministers try to tell them.
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Growing Unaunthorised Colonies Behind Yamuna's Destruction: Green Court 11.9.2019 NDTV News - Latest
The mushrooming of unauthorised colonies in the national capital has resulted in destruction of the Yamuna river and environmental pollution, the National Green Tribunal said on Wednesday.
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How ‘smart city’ Chennai can be more resilient to disasters such as 2015 floods 24.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Technology in many ways forms the base for a smart city. With the 2015 floods exposing the city's inability to deal with heavy rains and flooding, the smart city mission should address the gaps and build resilience through use of digital infrastructure.
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‘Mumbai coastal road plan reflects elite’s lack of vision’: Interview with planner Rahul Mehrotra 24.8.2019 Scroll.in
The expensive infrastructure project will not solve the problems proponents claim it will, says the Harvard professor.
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Should you have to pay for parking in Bengaluru? 1.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru has taken any number of measures to stop parking chaos on the streets - from setting up MLCPs to mandating parking space in buildings. Why then is parking still an issue in the city? Will the recent proposal to end free parking make a difference?
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Rivers remember, but why don’t we? 19.7.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
'Rivers Remember: #ChennaiRains and the Shocking Truth of a Manmade Flood' by Krupa Ge is a stark pointer towards consequences of ignoring and abusing the rivers and wetlands in our cities, and also the breakdown of the administrative machinery in times of disaster.
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Croatia's minister resigns over allegations over property deals 9.7.2019 Reuters: World News
Croatia's Public Administration Minister Lovro Kuscevic resigned on Monday after media reports about questionable land and real estate deals.
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Israeli urban tech startup Venn raises $40 million 25.6.2019 Reuters: Money News
Israel-based social urban planning startup Venn said on Tuesday it raised $40 million in an early financing round.
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To go zero-waste, this may be Chennai’s best bet 17.6.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
The Chennai Corporation has initiated a zero-waste plan for the city, but for any initiative to work from the ground up, the government isn’t necessarily the best placed to complete the entire cycle by itself. Can our city go circular to successfully crack the waste puzzle?
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