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BCU to be developed as urban-centric varsity 11.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru Central University (BCU), which was formed after Bangalore University (BU) was trifurcated is to be developed as a metropolitan university that will cater to the needs of the city. Professor S Japhet, the first Vice-Chancellor of the new varsity announced this at a press conference here on Wednesday. The new university will function from the Central College campus. After consulting experts from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi University (DU), and several universities in Karnataka, a draft vision document has been created. The document will be discussed with principals and students of affiliated colleges. It will also be uploaded on the university website, once launched. At present, BCU has eight departments and 243 affiliated colleges. Next year, they intend to add at least 15 new departments. Expert committees have been constituted to consider creating 'schools of studies' such as a School of Law and Policy and School of Literature, among others. Prof Japhet said that they are keen on ...
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Making public spaces inclusive for all 11.10.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
It’s important to create open, safe spaces for women in society
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Focus should be on scaling up the use of innovations, says Soumya Swaminathan 11.10.2017 Hindu: Interview
The newly appointed Deputy Director-General for Programmes at the WHO says her elevation reflects on the growing importance of India in global health diplomacy
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World Bank: 250mn living in slums across East Asia, Pacific 3.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
There are 250 million people living in poor quality housing with limited access to basic services across East Asia and the Pacific, the World Bank said in a report on Tuesday.
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FOA team to be part of Smart Shivamogga 28.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
It will chip in with knowledge to help the city gain the status
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FOA team to be part of Smart Shivamogga 27.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Faculty of Architecture (FOA), Manipal University, will chip in with their knowledge to help Shivamogga, one of the 100 cities selected by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, to participate in the Smart City, Challenge Stage-2, to gain the status of Smart City. The students of Masters in Urban Design and Development, Faculty of Architecture, Manipal University, Manipal, have recently presented a road map for Shivamogga's Sustainable Transition to the City Commissioner Mullai Muhilan M P, who is also the MD of Shivamogga Smart City Ltd. The students began the study to chalk out a sustainability plan in July 2017 after a preliminary meeting with the city administration and stakeholders. The idea was to make Shivamogga not only smart, but also sustainable. The process involved extensive site analysis and stakeholder consultations, and it also focused on strengthening the relationship among people, culture, physical, and built attributes of the city. The proposals included areas from ...
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Community land trust model best suited to reinvent Dharavi 16.9.2017 Hindu: News
Top entry in competition held by UDRI introduces the idea of a common land reserve that will allow residents to build on their own
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Government for market borrowing to incentivize speedy execution of new urban missions 15.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs is considering market borrowings to incentivize speedy execution of urban infrastructure projects under various new urban missions launched over the last two years.
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Palava Ranked India's No.1 City to Live In by JLL 12.9.2017 New Kerala: Business India
Mumbai, Sep 12: India's first greenfield integrated smart city, Lodha Group's Palava City has been ranked as the No.1 emerging city of India by Jones Lang LaSalle's (JLL) proprietary research report "Livability Quotient - A Paradigm Shift in India's Emerging Cities".
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Urban flooding caused by plastic clogging, poor drainage 10.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Urban floods are entirely manmade with poorly maintained drains, plastic bags, shrinking open spaces and climate change contributing to accumulation of water on roads after a heavy downpour, experts say.
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Every city in the country should become a Smart City: Vice President 9.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that every city in the country should become Smart City and we must put efforts in that direction. He was addressing the gathering after performing Bhoomi Poojan for the Ranchi Smart City, in Ranchi, Jharkhand today. He also laid foundation stone for Urban Civic Tower, Convention Centre and Jharkhand Urban Planning and Management Institute in the Campus of Ranchi Smart City Area. The Governor of Jharkhand, Smt. Droupadi Murmu, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Shri Raghubar Das, the Minister for Urban Development and Housing Department, Government of Jharkhand, Shri C.P. Singh and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
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Cartagena struggles to get pioneering climate plan into action 9.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
COLOMBIA-CLIMATECHANGE/CARTAGENA (FEATURE):FEATURE-Cartagena struggles to get pioneering climate plan into action
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Govt issues time limit to urban planning authorities 4.9.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The state has set a slew of deadlines for development projects. It has sent out a notification to urban planning authorities stating that they have to issue building commencement certificates within 30 days, occupation certificates (OCs) within eight days; and plinth checking certificate within seven days. In addition, if trees need to be axed, it needs to be done in 45 days. The notification issued by the Urban Development department reads that under Ease of Doing business, the government has issued directives to all planning authorities, special planning authorities and new town development authorities regarding mandated time limits for building permissions. The notification talks about giving building permissions, change of land, tree felling an others. When contacted Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta, he said, "Mumbai has already done this as part of ease of doing business." Meanwhile, architects who mostly apply for these permissions claim that in Mumbai if all papers are clear for a building then ...
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Punjab to give relief to successful bidders of auctioned property 3.9.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
To revive the real estate sector, Punjab government has decided to increase in period for which delay in deposit of interest during the moratorium period can be condoned from 90 days to 3 years.
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Narendra Modi cabinet's new faces: Here's why they were chosen 3.9.2017 India Today| Must Read
Here is the list of nine new entrants into the Modi cabinet and the considerations and calculations that are likely to have played a part in their selection.
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Urban planning key to making cities resilient to weather changes 2.9.2017 ET: Infrastructure
For the most part, Indian urban planning has had little regard for factors such as natural drainage, topography and the near-total absence of non-concretised areas.
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26 cities to ready GIS-based master plans under AMRUT 30.8.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Urban planning will go digital in 26 cities in Karnataka as they will switch to Geographic Information System (GIS)-based master plans, allowing authorities to monitor land use changes in real time and keep a check on violations. This is a reform the Urban Development Department (UDD) has taken up as part of the Centre's Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). Cities are expected to use spatial tools to create base or thematic maps including existing land use. Then, cities are to put together a sector-wise database. These will be dovetailed into the master plan formulation - identifying issues, projecting requirements and developing strategy based on the georeferenced maps using sector-wise data analysis. "The biggest advantage is the real-time monitoring and updating of land use changes," UDD Secretary (Municipalities and Urban Development Authorities) Anjum Parwez said. "For example, if an urban development authority approves the building of a road, it can be updated instantly ...
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Noida real estate woes: Yogi Adityanath constitutes GoM 28.8.2017 Business Standard: News Now
GoM is headed by Uttar Pradesh urban development and parliamentary affairs minister Suresh Khanna
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Chennai Metro offers 20% discount 25.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
On account of festival season, there will be 20% discount on Chennai Metro Rail tickets from August 25 to October 30, according to a press release.
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Here's a better vision for US-Mexico border: Make Rio Grande grand again 24.8.2017 News
Mexico and the United States have signed numerous agreements regulating the border
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