User: fredericknoronha Topic: Urban Planning
Category: urban planning
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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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Use technology to improve governance and timely delivery of services to citizens: Vice President 15.6.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for adopting digital technology to improve governance and timely delivery of services to citizens.   Speaking at the inaugural edition of DigiTech Conclave 2019 of The Times Group after launching ET Government portal, in New Delhi today, the Vice President said that technology has been a game changer and was progressively helping in eliminating corruption, ensuring transparency and improving the delivery of services in several areas like healthcare, land registrations, transport, tax collection and urban planning.
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Bhopal all set to become ‘smart’, even if hot and barren! 11.6.2019 Citizen Matters
Countless trees have already gone under the axe and several thousands are at risk in Bhopal's Tatiya Tope Nagar, where a government housing project under the Smart Cities Mission is in progress. Environmentalists fume at the toll that such projects are taking.
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Spain's Sagrada Familia Finally Gets Building Permit... After 137 Years 11.6.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Construction of Barcelona's Sagrada Familia may have started 137 years ago, but the emblematic basilica only got a building permit... on Friday.
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As Karachi strives to become a ‘world-class’ city, its most vulnerable residents pay the price 3.6.2019 Scroll.in
In Pakistan’s largest city, thousands have been displaced by ‘anti-encroachment’ drives.
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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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