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Category: Urban Planning
Last updated: May 22 2020 09:27 IST RSS 2.0
 
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How South Korea turned an urban planning system into a virus tracking database 22.5.2020 Reuters: Top News
When a man in Seoul tested positive for the new coronavirus in May, South Korean authorities were able to confirm his wide-ranging movements in and outside the city in minutes, including five bars and clubs he visited on a recent night out.
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In India’s post-Covid cities, circular migrants must be given their legitimate rights 3.5.2020 Scroll.in
This requires policy conversations on universal access to social rights, so that everybody has the right to basic consumption, regardless of documentation.
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In its fight against Covid-19, the US is missing its oldest ally: the American people 20.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
What the United States can learn from its World War II and Cold War strategies.
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In India, urban design must evolve to allow social distancing in slums 12.4.2020 Scroll.in
Most urban slum residents live in low-ventilation, space-starved spaces.
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Putting women on the map: Feminist cartographers are filling in urban design data gaps 29.3.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Women mappers tend to add services such as hospitals, toilets and domestic violence shelters, often overlooked by men.
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Plan for Mumbai’s Eastern Waterfront uses public land to benefit the wealthy – and must be resisted 21.3.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Shouldn’t employment, housing, infrastructure and environment be at the forefront of decision making regarding the future of this vital resource?
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“Why Bengaluru can’t be Singapore: The crux is land ownership” 15.3.2020 Citizen Matters
Illegal developments and citizens' unwillingness to relinquish land have snowballed into the lack of road networks in Bengaluru. And thus, the city's traffic mess remains perennially unsolved. What could be the solution now?
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The tough business of building a city 15.3.2020 Hindu: Chennai
Will the proposed urban projects for Chennai, meant to improve living conditions, be able to deliver?
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Too many Mayors, not enough growth 14.3.2020 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Vijayawada has seen 11 Mayors over the years, but is still beset by a lack of basic facilities
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Let there be water: why we need community-driven measures to conserve the natural resource 13.3.2020 Hindu: S & T
As we approach World Water Day on March 22, here’s why we need community-driven measures to conserve the natural resource, writes Nidhi Adlakha
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‘In the Field’: A podcast that takes you inside the social sector in loving detail 28.2.2020 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The episodes traverse a range of vexing questions, from malnutrition to environmental justice to primary education to protest movements
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How smart urban planning can help you stay in shape 28.2.2020 Scroll.in
To start with, cities must pay attention to supply of fresh food and the scope for physical activities.
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Auroville to celebrate anniversary with meditation and music sessions 28.2.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Conversation on urban planning to also feature as part of the event
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The Netherlands looks to expand cooperation with State 27.2.2020 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Water management will be a main topic of discussion
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How ‘nature-based’ transformation of Mylapore tank area could ease Chennai’s water problems 14.2.2020 Citizen Matters, Chennai
A collective comprised of domain experts and designers have come together under the banner 'City of 1000 Tanks' to work towards water security in the city. Citizen Matters spoke to Sudheendra NK of Madras Terrace, a member organisation, on the plans in place.
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Suresh Huidrom awarded 3.2.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Suresh Huidrom awarded
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Will congestion pricing help Mumbaikars add an hour and a half to their day? 28.1.2020 Citizen Matters
A year-long survey done in 2019 conducted by ITDP found that Mumbaikars spent an average of 85 minutes daily stuck in traffic. That also means an estimated productivity loss of over Rs 3600 crores per annum. Is congestion pricing the solution?
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Farmers most vulnerable to climate change, doctors the least: Guwahati study 4.12.2019 Citizen Matters
A livelihood vulnerability study conducted in Guwahati, Assam, finds that farmers are the most sensitive to climate change, followed by drivers and street food sellers in the urban setting.
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Nature maps of Bengaluru released 4.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Landscape Foundation India has released Kannada and English maps of ecologically and culturally significant sites in the city. Their research delves into Bengaluru's changing relationship with nature over the past 500 years
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India needs to rethink Master Planning – and Delhi can lead the way 3.12.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The case for a livelihood-centred approach.
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