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Sustainable City Strategies for Developing Countries

Planning | Author: Anil Laul

“Our societies will never be great until our cities are great. There is the decay of the centre and despoiling of the suburbs. There is not enough housing for our people, nor enough transportation for our traffic. Open lands are vanishing and landmarks are being violated... A few years ago ...

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Underground Water Level in Chennai

A Mistake Chennai Cannot Afford to Repeat

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From 650 to 300, the decrease of water bodies in the city should be a major concern Not too long ago, Chennai was known for its diverse ecology and was home to as many as 300 lakes. The undulating topography with underlined rock formations offered enormous scope and opportunity in ...

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Chennai City Planning Development

Chennai from Above - In conversation with Robert D. Stephens

Planning | Author: Avinash Shanmugam

Aerial photographs which capture such contrasts in our cities reveal that we must not simply “Make the City”, but we must “Make for the City.” About the Photographer: Robert D. Stephens is a Principal at RMA Architects.  His passions include the art of building and constructing beauty through visual, literary, ...

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Resilience Challenges

One in a Hundred Chennai - A Resilient City

Planning | Author: Avinash Shanmugam

100 Resilient Cities is an initiative dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to physical, social and economic challenges. Chennai is among the 67 cities selected so far by 100 RC. As citizens of Chennai, we may find ourselves constantly cribbing about the many nuts and bolts ...

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Green as an aesthetic

Accessibility of Open Spaces

Planning | Author: Diksha Das

In the last decade, there has been an ever increasing importance of urban open spaces in city developments due to the expanding urban character. One of the greatest cultural aspects of a society, the height of a society is expressed by the level of developing and maintaining of their open ...

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Hyderabad - depleting Groundwater levels and solution at Citizens' door steps

Planning | Author: Subhash Reddy

The city of Hyderabad is expanding at an alarming rate every year and has become one of the fastest growing metropolitan cities in India. The growing population and its consumption patterns have created a rising demand mainly on limited water resources. When the Municipal Water Supply of the city could ...

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Gender Equality and Urban Development

Gender-Inclusive Built Environment- a concept for policy making

Planning | Author: Papiya Sarkar

Our Indian sub-continent is gradually emerging as a powerful land since women began playing significant role for the development of the nation. Role of woman in modern India can be called as phenomenal. The transition of woman from the past to present is worth mentioning. Woman who once considered being ...

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Growth pattern in last decade in South Udaipur

Urban Development or Biodiversity Degradation?

Planning | Author: Akshya Singhvi

Since centuries, civilizations have thrived besides nature, symbiotically, where development was a holistic function taking into account the surrounding environment and natural habitat. The settlements encouraged interaction of humans with biodiversity where trees became the nodal points of interactions in the form of chauk/panchayat centre etc, ponds/water bodies became loci, ...

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Gender Equality and Urban Planning, Image Source: unhabitat.org

Gender Voices in Urban Planning and Human Habitat Development Framework

Planning | Author: Namrita Kalsi

The ultimate goal of National Urban Housing and Habitat Policy 2007 was to ensure sustainable development of all urban human settlements, duly serviced by basic civic amenities for ensuring better quality of life for all urban citizens. The Action Plan at the State/UT level must be prepared with involvement of ...

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Sustainable Urban Development in India

Gender Mainstreaming for Sustainable Urban Development : Case discussed for Displaced population

Planning | Author: Nirmita Mehrotra

Good laws and good governance are the basis of effective and sustainable human settlements. Increasing urbanisation the world over has dramatically increased, demographic, environmental, social, economic pressures posing challenges that place, new demands on urban authorities to craft new policies and regulatory frameworks, for managing equitable urban growth. This paper ...

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Delhi cityscapes, Source: skyscrapercity.com

Land Pooling Policy of Smart City Delhi

Planning | Author: Vijay Garg

More than 70 per cent of the world population would be living in cities putting huge pressure on urban infrastructure and services. Indian cities especially Metropolitan and two-tier and three-tier cities are drawing large migration of people owing mainly to the economic growth, employment opportunities and quality of life that ...

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