User: fredericknoronha Topic: Urban Planning
Category: sustainable urban planning
Last updated: Jun 15 2017 13:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Bike-sharing schemes: Flourishing or running riot? 15.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Almost a hundred Chinese cities now have bike-sharing schemes. The bikes, in various colours, have GPS trackers and can be unlocked simply by scanning a barcode on the frame with your phone. China may be creating a new model of transportation that could be adopted globally.
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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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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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Urban flood and effective management strategies 15.5.2017 Kangla Online
Urban flood and effective management strategies
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India elected president of UN-Habitat 9.5.2017 Hindu: National
India has been unanimously elected as the president of the UN-Habitat, an organ of the United Nations promoting sustainable human settlements across the globe.UN-Habitat reports to the United Nations...
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India elected president of UN-Habitat 8.5.2017 TOI: India
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Venkaiah Naidu to chair governing council meeting in Nairobi from today 8.5.2017 New Kerala: India News
Venkaiah Naidu to chair governing council meeting in Nairobi from today
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India unanimously elected to head UN-Habitat, the United Nations’ Human Settlements Programme 8.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
India has been unanimously elected as the President of the UN-Habitat, an organ of the United Nations’ Organisation (UNO) that promotes socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements across the world, after 10 years.
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NITI Ayog praises selection of 100 smart cities without controversy 27.4.2017 New Kerala: Business India
NITI Ayog praises selection of 100 smart cities without controversy
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NITI Ayog praises selection of 100 smart cities without any controversy 27.4.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu today asserted that implementation of Smart City Mission is certainly changing the way the city governments are addressing issues of urban planning and execution.
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Indian cities and climate challenge 25.4.2017 HBL: Opinion
Choices such as energy efficient appliances and buildings, and a shift to mass transport can really make a difference
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PhD research that blosommed into first organised collection of Delhi's maps 14.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A scholar set off from her native Milan to research on Delhi's pre and post-Independence architecture and planning (1912-1962) for her doctoral thesis. The upshot? Arugably the first book that provides a comprehensive and engaging overview of mapping in the national capital from the 19th century all the way up to the Master Plan for 2021.
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France backs India’s efforts to develop public transport: Alain Vidalies, French Minister Of State For Transport 11.4.2017 ET: Opinion
In transport, French cos possess globally recognised know-how not only on Metros but also on complementary modes of public transport,said Vidalies.
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Indian delegation in Europe to study smart city development 24.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
An Indian delegation is on a week-long visit to Europe to study smart city and urban planning developments there, said an official on Friday.
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Unido to double India spend, focus on 5 cities 18.3.2017 ET: Infrastructure
In India, Unido spent around $4 million in 2013 and 2014 annually, raised its expenditure to $7 million annually in 2015, and is targeting a figure of $16 million in 2017.
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EU’s urban planning lab meeting concludes in city 12.3.2017 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
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Bracing for summer 5.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Monday
Come summer and there are primarily two issues that Bengalureans have to deal with — erratic electricity supply and water scarcity. An impending water crisis is staring the citizens in the face and many people are taking steps to conserve this precious resource and minimise wastage. The most popular water conservation measures are installing water harvesting units in homes and using compost for plants. These two measures are not only cost-effective but also ensure that water is reused efficiently. Experts feel well-planned neighbourhood initiatives and household efforts will go a long way in helping mitigate summer woes. Dr T V Ramachandra, Associate Faculty, Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning, Indian Institute of Science, feels that although citizens have started saving water, more needs to be done to spread awareness among environmentally illiterate sections of the society. "As per our study, environmental literacy is only 3.5 percent. This means only a ...
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Meghalaya government is creating positive impact on people: Governor 3.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Meghalaya Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Friday said the Congress-led government in the state has taken several initiatives to accelerate action under the sustainable development framework.
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