User: fredericknoronha Topic: Urban Planning
Category: urban planning
Last updated: Dec 23 2018 20:47 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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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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