User: fredericknoronha Topic: Urban Planning
Category: urban planning
Last updated: Dec 16 2017 16:56 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Listening to children could help us plan better cities for all 15.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Urban planning and design could become a practical component of their civics and outreach lessons
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Urban local bodies should not depend on govts: Union minister 14.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Urban local bodies and other local government agencies should not depend on aid from state and central government and learn to become self-reliant, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said. At a seminar on Smart Urban Planning for 21st Century: Challenges and Choices, Puri said no other state and central governments in the world gives as much aid to government local agencies as they do in India. "Cities like Hyderabad and Pune are mobilising resources through bonds. Other cities should explore such options," he said. He suggested that the development work in Bengaluru can be funded by increasing property tax, enforcing solid waste management rules and similar steps. "The best liveable cities have fewer vehicles with people giving more importance to walking and cycling. We should implement such system," he said. Thumbs up to Karnataka govt Earlier, after reviewing the progress of central government scheme, the minister appreciated the governments performance in ...
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A home for all 13.12.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
Musician, composer and entertainer Vasu Dixit from Swarathma talks about the city he calls home and how it has nurtured endless dreams and encouraged everyone
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Integrated Command & Control center projects being developed in 20 Cities--10 more Cities have issued tenders: Centers already Operational in Pune, Surat, Vadodara & Producing positive results: Hardeep S Puri. 8.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Integrated Command & Control Center projects which enable fast and efficient citizen service delivery in an integrated way, are being developed in 20 cities and are already operational in cities like Pune, Surat, Vadodara, producing positive results. 10 more cities have issued tenders for developing command and control centers in their cities. This was stated by Sh Hardeep S Puri while addressing a National workshop on Accelerating Implementation of Urban Missions:
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Bibliophile heaven in China 7.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Are you one of those people who doesnt like to be watched while reading a book? Well, youll probably be ready to make an exception if you visit Chinas stunning new library. This library is an incredible structure built like a giant spherical auditorium in the middle that looks like a giant eye. Book-lovers from around the world can prepare to be awed by the massive, futuristic library with space to hold more than one million books The library is located in the Binhai home Cultural District in Tianjin. Tianjin is a coastal city that borders the Beijing municipality. It is located next to a park and is part of a group of five cultural buildings that are connected by a public corridor underneath a glass canopy. It is five-storeyed and was designed by Dutch design firm MVRDV in collaboration with the Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute (TUPDI), and has since been dubbed The Eye of Binhai. It covers 34,000 square metres and can hold up to 1.2 million books. Taking just three years to complete, the ...
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How youth are driving social change in Singapore 4.12.2017 DNA: Top News
Singapore has recently been ranked second in the 2017 World Smart Cities Index, thanks to its thriving business ecosystem, urban planning and its efforts towards clean energy. But the younger lot of Singapore, who are socially conscious, has a major contribution in its sustainable growth and addressing social issues. While many start-ups from India as well as other nations are relocating their base to Singapore, DNA managed to meet some of the young social entrepreneurs (Singaporeans and Indians), who are changing the shape of the country. Some of the most interesting social enterprises range from school of concepts to a socially conscious salon to an ex-cop who transformed an ex-convicts life, and the list goes on. Sruthi Sadanand, from Chennai, who is currently pursuing her masters in science from National University of Singapore is impressed with the ecosystem and ease that Singapore offers. She is one of the founders of Dexter Box or Infinite Engineers who design and develop fun learning activity ...
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‘Snubbing HC order’, Vasundhara Raje government all set to bring regional, urban planning act 1.12.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
How to circumvent a court order? No one knows it better than the lawmakers. Therefore, it was not surprising when Vasundhara Raje government decided to bring in a new law - Rajasthan Regional and Urban Planning Act. There were apprehensions and rightly so that the government was bringing this law to facilitate illegal constructions and encroachments in the election year. Several provisions in the proposed law are aimed at circumventing the high court order, which makes zonal plan for regularisation. The high court order had come after a petition was filed by Gulab Kothari. However, going against the letter and spirit of the high court order, the state government has proposed zonal development plans within the master plans of various cities. Keeping this in mind, the government is implementing the state level act. The UDH and the Law department have arrived at consensus regarding draft of the new bill. Soon, it will be introduced through an ordinance. All master plans would be notified under this act, ...
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India must integrate with global value chain: ADB 28.11.2017 Hindu: Business
Bank’s India chief flags poor investments, urban planning
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As Hyderabad Metro gets set to roll out, its mascot lies forgotten 26.11.2017 HBL: Home
He was born in 1985 to a family that could trace its lineage to the Nizams. After graduating from IIT-Delhi, he pursued a course in urban planning at Columbia University, US. However, his strong root...
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Patna smart city project Spanish firm selected for 22.11.2017 BusinessLine - News
A Spanish company, with expertise in infrastructure and urban planning, has been selected as the management consultant for the Patna smart city mission. Eptisa Servicios de Ingenieria was chosen as...
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Australia’s Victoria State keen to boost ties with India 21.11.2017 BusinessLine - World
Ahead of his first official visit to India, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on Tuesday said the state government is formulating a strong and effective strategy to further strengthen business links w...
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COP 23: Three ways cities are leading the fight against climate change 20.11.2017 News
Cities across the world are increasingly incorporating living infrastructure, to deliver social, environmental and economic services to urban communities
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Chennai: 10 lakh people in the city will be affected due to rising sea level, some parts to submerge 16.11.2017 India Today| Must Read
According to an environmentalist, the development plan of the city doesn't seem to be taking into account the nature's intentions but it seems to be driven by political needs and financial viability.
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15 dead, hundreds homeless in flash floods on Greek coast 16.11.2017 Zee News : World
Flash floods killed at least 15 people, made scores homeless and destroyed infrastructure in Greece on Wednesday after a raging torrent inundated two coastal towns west of Athens following a night of heavy rain.
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Geographic Information System Market Size Worth USD 11.2 Billion by 2025: Grand View Research 16.11.2017 New Kerala: World News
Geographic Information System Market Size Worth USD 11.2 Billion by 2025: Grand View Research
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Chennai floods: When will we ever learn? 15.11.2017 HBL: Opinion
Absence of proper drainage, and encroachment of marshlands and water bodies have choked the city. This should stop
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'Better urban planning needed to combat pollution' 10.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Reducing transport activities, improving technologies and relocating traffic sources from crowded areas are some of the measures for better urban planning that can help Delhi combat rising air pollution, a leading health and medical research institute said on Friday.
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Delhi in 90th position in smart city index 8.11.2017 Deccan Herald - National
A recent global smart city survey has placed New Delhi in the 90th position, while Copenhagen in Denmark is in the top position, followed by Singapore and Swedish city Stockholm. According to the 2017 Smart Cities Index produced by European parking app EasyPark, out of 10 scores, Delhi received only 3.93, while Copenhagen received 8. 24. Apart from Delhi, Mumbai, which is in the 93rd position with 3.80 points, is the only other Indian city that found a place in the total 100 cities selected for the survey worldwide. The ranking was based on cities adopting latest urban amenities like smart parking, clean energy, urban planning business ecosystem, internet speed. Other factors like 4G, smartphone penetration, traffic sensors and car sharing apps, online access to governmental services and a high level of citizen participation in the governance were also taken into account. The opinion of over 20,000 technology and urban planners was also taken into account, while finalising the scores, said a ...
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Making sense of the city 8.11.2017 Hindu: Crafts
This think-tank of urbanists and architects wants everyone to move on from fire-fighting and provide long term solutions to citizens for a better life
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Making sense of the city 7.11.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
This think-tank of urbanists and architects wants everyone to move on from fire-fighting and provide long term solutions to citizens for a better life
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