User: fredericknoronha Topic: Urban Planning
Category: urban planning
Last updated: May 15 2019 10:14 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Are Mumbaikars prepared for the environmental impact of new coastal projects? 15.5.2019 Citizen Matters
Government and policy makers assume solving Mumbai's congestion and traffic problems solves everything else. But half a dozen new projects could have far reaching impact on the environment and people's livelihoods.
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The surprising ways in which global migration can actually contribute to sustainable development 13.5.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Migration is at an all-time high and is largely viewed as a challenge – but if handled well, it can actually be an opportunity.
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Incessant rain inundates parts of Sivasagar 11.5.2019 The Assam Tribune
Incessant rain inundates parts of Sivasagar
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What urban planners today can learn from Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th-century ‘ideal city’ design 7.5.2019 Scroll.in
The Renaissance artist’s city contained design features and engineering works not realised until hundreds of years after he died.
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Do cities matter? What BJP, INC and CPI(M) manifestos say on urban issues 23.4.2019 Citizen Matters
From devolution of powers to local bodies, to the formation of National Urban Mobility Mission, to the creation of a separate Ministry for Water; what all are the promises made by political parties regarding urban issues in their manifestos ?
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Here’s what citizens are demanding for inclusive and just urban development 16.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Members of civil society organizations, urban poor and worker collectives place their demands that reimagine cities and envision more inclusive and sustainable urban development, so that there is a place for all in these cities.
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The Election Fix: What have India’s politicians promised to do about the water crisis? 14.4.2019 Scroll.in
Plus, a look back at how the Modi government’s Ganga clean-up has gone and whether voters care about water.
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Basai is a perfect example of what is wrong with India’s urban planning 14.4.2019 Scroll.in
India’s urban planners and citizens seem wedded to the notion that land not used for a tangible purpose is ‘wasted space’.
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Voting over in Chittoor; here’s what citizens expect elected MLAs and MPs to deliver 12.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Andhra Pradesh voted to elect their MLAs and MPs on April 11th; meanwhile, residents of Chittoor city have put together a comprehensive manifesto that speaks about the welfare schemes they would expect their chosen leaders to implement.
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Why Bengaluru’s big-budget elevated corridor project may not solve the city’s traffic woes 27.3.2019 Scroll.in
Substantive lacunae can be observed even in a quick reading of the proposal for the Rs 19,000-crore project.
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Why Bengaluru’s proposed mega elevated road corridor has sparked protests 16.3.2019 Scroll.in
Activists say the project won’t ease the city’s chronic traffic congestion or ensure inclusive mobility. It will only damage the environment.
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Bengaluru’s Elevated Corridors: A case study in urban governance 15.3.2019 Citizen Matters
Bengaluru architect reflects on the quality of urban governance and planning, as the state proposes to spend thousands of crores on the elevated corridor without a detailed evaluation
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Curtain Raiser: Second APEX Conference of CEOs of Smart Cities Mission 24.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is organizing a two-day  Apex Conference on Smart Cities Project here on February 26-27.   The conference will deliberate on various initiative in regard of Smart Cities Mission.
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Focus on replacing regulatory ‘control’ based environments with enabling ‘strategic’ planning framework : Hardeep Puri 19.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (I/C) of Housing and Urban Affairs, has said that in the last few years a more holistic view of urban development has emerged that focuses on replacing regulatory ‘control’ based environments with a more enabling ‘strategic’ planning framework, on active citizen engagement and co-creation, on sustainable green growth principles, on compact mixed-use planning of cities and on data-linked governance and service provision.
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To develop a city for transit, or transit for a city? 9.2.2019 Citizen Matters
As urban centres thrive and expand beyond the reach of walking and cycling distances, it becomes important for cities to understand and provide the most efficient and sustainable ways of moving people and goods. Can transit oriented development hold the key?
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As ‘degrowth’ of cities becomes a reality across the world, urban planning needs a rethink 7.2.2019 Scroll.in
Degrowth requires us to reopen the urban planners’ toolbox.
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A climate problem even California can't fix: tailpipe pollution 1.2.2019 Reuters: World News
For three decades, California has led the fight to control tailpipe pollution, with countless policies promoting cleaner gasoline, carpooling, public transportation and its signature strategy - the electric vehicle.
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A Year After Kasganj Violence, "Chowk" To Come Up In Victim's Memory 26.1.2019 NDTV News - Latest
The Uttar Pradesh government will build a "chowk" or a town square in memory of a man who was killed last year during a rally on Republic Day in Kasganj. UP Minister of State for Housing and Urban...
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Unesco names Rio as World Capital of Architecture for 2020 19.1.2019 Zee News : World
The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has named the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as the World Capital of Architecture for 2020.
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100 Smart Cities Selected in 4 Rounds—SPVS Incorporated in all 5,151 Projects Identified by Cities worth more than Rs. 2 Lakh Crore Under Implementation in 100 Cities 27.12.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Housing & Affairs has embarked upon one of the most ambitious programmes undertaken in the world for renaissance for rejuvenating and transforming Indian cities through several initiatives including infusion of more than Rs. 6,85,758 crore for ensuring citizen friendly urban areas.
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