User: fredericknoronha Topic: Urban Planning
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‘Public-private participation need to rejuvenate Najafgarh drain’ 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Water is of great concern to future generations and the government and private companies should come together to rejuvenate the Najafgarh basin, said Union Minister of State for Urban Development Rao ...
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EXPERT VIEWS-How can Sierra Leone learn from mudslide to avert future deaths? 17.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
LEONE-MUDSLIDE/ (CORRECTED):CORRECTED-EXPERT VIEWS-How can Sierra Leone learn from mudslide to avert future deaths?
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Stakeholders deliberate on Najafgarh drain issue 17.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In an attempt to lay the future road map for water security, stakeholders on Thursday came together on a common platform to deliberate on the issue of the Najafgarh drain.
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Sierra Leone floods: Mass burials held, blame grows over inaction 17.8.2017 All International Stories
Government's inaction over deforestation, poor urban planning has been blamed
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Mass burials for Sierra Leone flood victims 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The first mass burials of victims of Sierra Leone's devastating floods and mudslides take place today, as blame grows over government "inaction" over deforestation and poor urban planning.As it emerged that at least 105 of the dead  were children, citizens and experts alike questioned why the government of President Ernest Bai Koroma had not done more to tackle illegal construction in the overcrowded capital Freetown.Aid organisations have warned that the rainy season is not yet over and that more flooding could arrive at any moment in the west African coastal city of around one million peopl
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Charlottesville had turbaned Sikh mayor till recently 16.8.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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Affordable housing, inclusive growth need of the hour: Narendra Singh Tomar 14.8.2017 DNA: Money
In an interview with Amrita Nayak Dutta, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Narendra Singh Tomar talks about meeting rural and urban India's infrastructure needs What are the biggest challenges of urbanisation? Rapid urbanisation is the biggest challenge. Urban population is expected to increase from 377 million in 2011 to about 600 million by 2030. We need both quantitative and qualitative improvements to meet this demographic's needs. This includes affordable housing, inclusive and sustainable urban development, and augmenting planning and execution capacities of urban local bodies. Various missions launched by central, state and city governments are addressing these issues. What is the priority for the next two years with respect to recasting the urban landscape? The single most important priority is implementation. We have launched new urban missions such as Swachh Bharat Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Smart City Mission, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) ...
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Property owners, builders say no to premium FAR 12.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Are you planning to build your dream home? Then be prepared to pay a hefty fee to buy floor space over and above what the existing rules permit. The Common Zoning Rules drafted by the Urban Development department has introduced a new concept of premium FAR (floor area ratio). This could potentially burn a hole in the pockets of property owners and buyers. It has also created a lot of ambiguity among the people. DH interacted with citizens and experts to throw more light on the issue. Shakuntala Iyer, chairperson, National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), Karnataka says, "It is a known fact that the real estate is an unorganised sector. The move to implement premium FAR is a welcome decision. But the proposal to reduce the existing permissible FAR means developers have to buy premium FAR paying additional cost." The government, she says, should relax the rules so that the developers can take up more projects. "It has to lessen the burden on developers to encourage people to buy their dream ...
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Planning without colonising 11.8.2017 Hindu: Crafts
Lessons from a century-old plan for Indore
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I'm an allparty man now, says Naidu on assuming charge as RS chair 11.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Newly sworn-in Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that he is above party politics and is an all-party man now, but also told the opposition that they may have a say when laws are debated but the government will finally have its way as it has the mandate.
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The smart cities of India 7.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Picture this — a city with cutting-edge urban planning, smart infrastructure and replete with systems running on the latest information technologies. This dream could turn into reality with the Smart ...
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Khatri given charge of assistant estate officer 3.8.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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Consul General calls on Lt. Governor 2.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Discusses partnership between France, India
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Parking fee you pay may help boost city infra 31.7.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Farm distress to feature big in next week's Economic Survey 28.7.2017 Top Stories
CEA's earlier report on rejuvenating pulses' cultivation and his suggestions may find mention
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Applications for registration with RERA to be accepted on holidays also 28.7.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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‘New zoning rules reduce quality of life in residential areas’ 25.7.2017 Citizen Matters
If you thought the new common zoning rules don't concern you, think again. A road that is of 30 feet width can have all types of commercial activities, with no space for parking. And it's going to be terrible in a city like Bengaluru. ...
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Preventive steps can reduce risks during flash floods 24.7.2017 The Assam Tribune
Preventive steps can reduce risks during flash floods
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India's smart cities plan can adversely impact environment: Study 22.7.2017 ET: Policy
As per a study, the detrimental environmental impact due to smart cities would increase at a greater rate than the population.
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'India's smart cities' plan can adversely impact environment' 22.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Indian government's vision to create 100 new smart cities to support the rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment, a study has warned.
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