User: fredericknoronha Topic: Urban Planning
Category: urban planning
Last updated: Jun 24 2017 19:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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SPEAK UP: Delhi's parks need to be reclaimed 5.6.2017 DNA: India
While talks of making the national capital a Smart City have been going on for a while, restoring the neighbourhood parks, an important aspect of urban planning and social security, has been missing from the development agenda. In most parts of the capital, the neighbourhood parks paint a grim picture of what is meant to be a recreational space. Uneven grass, garbage dumped in corners, broken and rusting swings and benches, poorly-lit and often unsafe sums up the state of most parks in Delhi The city has around 14,000 neighbourhood parks and open spaces under various agencies — municipal corporations, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Delhi government. However, lack of maintenance and poor infrastructure defines the state of most of these public parks. As a result, most parks have become safe havens for anti-social elements. Astha Kunj, a huge public park located in south Delhi's Kailash Colony area, is a case in point, as it is now known as a den of criminals. It is only now that the DDA has ...
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Making a transition from grey to green infrastructure 2.6.2017 Latest News
Arun Kashikar explains how sustainable construction techniques are re-defining real estate sector
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Gurugram may soon be ‘living hell’ 2.6.2017 Hindu: News
The Millennium City’s woes include depleting groundwater table, pollution and poor waste management
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New lexicon of Indian cities: Venkaiah Naidu 1.6.2017 ET: Infrastructure
Little known Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh and Belagavi in Karnataka besides Cuttack in Odisha and Ranchi in Jharkhand were among the 200 cities and towns that got similarly rated and secured investment grade.
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Envoy-designate: scope for better Indo-Dutch ties 30.5.2017 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
Says Dutch expertise can be utilised in various sectors
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Tree falls: Is development choking the green space in Bengaluru? 29.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Tree falls: Is development choking the green space in Bengaluru?
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UP government appoints Guv to help address homebuyers’ plaint 24.5.2017 DNA: Opinion
Uttar Pradesh government has selected Governor Ram Naik and the yet-to-be-appointed additional chief secretary of state housing and urban planning, as authorities to whom homebuyers can voice their complaints. The duo have been appointed in the absence of Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) for which thousands of homebuyers in UP-NCR, especially in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad have been pressing for. The authority was supposed to come into effect from May 1, but as of now there has been no sign of its formation.        “Since RERA has not been formed in the state, the UP Governor and additional chief secretary of UP housing and planning department will hear complaints till the body is formed,” Special secretary of UP housing and urban department Shiv Janam Chaudhary told DNA. The state government was to form the authority within one year of the commencement of the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016. The Act which came into force on May 1, mandates a regulatory authority for ...
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Long wait before you see Metro on Kanpur Road 22.5.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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Major reshuffle in UP: 74 IAS officials transferred, CM finally gets principal secretary 19.5.2017 TOI: Cities
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74 IAS officials transferred in UP, CM finally gets principal secretary 19.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In yet another major rejig of the state's bureaucracy, the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday transferred 74 IAS officials, while Sashi Prakash Goel has been appointed as Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
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Modi govt walks the talk, has exceeded work done by UPA in 10 years: Venkaiah Naidu 19.5.2017 India Today| Must Read
Union Minister of Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu talks about his ministry's achievements and challenges on completion of three years of Narendra Modi government. Here is the full interview:
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Low hedges can reduce air pollution in cities more effectively 17.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The harmful impact of urban air pollution could be combated by strategically placing low hedges along roads in a built-up environment of cities instead of taller trees, research has found.
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Bids for MUDA master plan opened 16.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Five-member team to finalise agency today
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Urban flood and effective management strategies 15.5.2017 Kangla Online
Urban flood and effective management strategies
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Draft development plan offers mangrove land on a platter to Mumbai’s builders 11.5.2017 TOI: Mumbai
Mumbai, whose seams had burst decades ago, could now lose its mangroves to builders, legally. The latest Mumbai Draft Development Plan (DP 2014-2034) has included the entire mangrove land at the Thane creek in the city’s land area, opening up a way for builders to take over the area.
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One Mega Event marks a successful beginning 10.5.2017 New Kerala: India News
One Mega Event marks a successful beginning
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Naidu to global funding agencies: Focus on inclusive urban development 10.5.2017 New Kerala: India News
Naidu to global funding agencies: Focus on inclusive urban development
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One Mega Event marks a successful beginning 10.5.2017 Sify Finance
[India], May 10 (ANI-NewsVoir): One Mega Event not only brought new technologies to the fore but created an optimistic furor with a host of innovative and creative solutions on display for the
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Programme on problems of tribal people concludes 10.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
A collaborative effort by the Keystone Foundation, and Cornell University to study various issues plaguing tribal communities, wildlife and urban spaces, has concluded here. The Nilgiri Field Learnin...
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Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu asks global funding agencies to focus on inclusive urban development 10.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Newly elected President of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat and Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu today urged the international funding agencies to support programmes aimed at promoting inclusive urban development that benefits all sections of the society in the context of rapid urbanization in developing countries.
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