User: fredericknoronha Topic: Urban Planning
Category: sustainable urban planning
Last updated: Aug 17 2017 21:47 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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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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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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To maintain 100 new 'smart' cities, India must rethink on infrastructure 22.7.2017 New Kerala: Business India
New Delhi, July 22 : India's plans to create 100 new 'smart cities' to support its rapidly growing urban population could hurt the environment unless greater emphasis is placed on providing new supporting infrastructure and utilities, according to a major new study.
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Experts for unified transport authority 27.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Stakeholders of the city's transport on Tuesday agreed that rapid urbanisation is throwing up mobility issues, which can only be addressed by a Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA). At the stakeholders' workshop conducted by NGO, Praja RAAG, officials from various departments were convinced of the need for UMTA at the level of Bangalore Metropolitan Region Authority (BMRDA). "Putting the UMTA at the level of BDA or BBMP will destroy its purpose. It will become another coordination committee giving ad-hoc solutions instead of fixing the problems permanently," said Sathya Sankaran, Praja RAAG member and founder of Citizen for Sustainability. The divide between different agencies dealing with different issues that arise due to urbanisation makes it impossible to arrive at permanent solutions. "UMTA should have experts and skilled persons who can take initiatives based on data to bridge gaps and provide long-lasting solutions," he said. UMTA will take holistic initiatives without separating ...
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Making cities food-smart and secure 23.6.2017 HBL: Opinion
Urban agriculture can get around some of the challenges ever-burgeoning cities will face in the near future
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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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