User: fredericknoronha Topic: Urban Planning
Category: urban planning
Last updated: Feb 14 2020 09:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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How ‘nature-based’ transformation of Mylapore tank area could ease Chennai’s water problems 14.2.2020 Citizen Matters, Chennai
A collective comprised of domain experts and designers have come together under the banner 'City of 1000 Tanks' to work towards water security in the city. Citizen Matters spoke to Sudheendra NK of Madras Terrace, a member organisation, on the plans in place.
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Suresh Huidrom awarded 3.2.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Suresh Huidrom awarded
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Will congestion pricing help Mumbaikars add an hour and a half to their day? 28.1.2020 Citizen Matters
A year-long survey done in 2019 conducted by ITDP found that Mumbaikars spent an average of 85 minutes daily stuck in traffic. That also means an estimated productivity loss of over Rs 3600 crores per annum. Is congestion pricing the solution?
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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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