The new urban India

March 27, 2010,AEDT

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article – Re-Imagining a New Urban India (subscription) written by Jaydeep Mody and Divya Dwivedi. The article looks at how urbanisation and economic growth go hand in hand and require macro and integrate planning. Jaydeep Mody writes Urban centers have the advantage of | Read More

Bangalore students to cycle to school

November 24, 2009,AEDT

Times of India reports A group of girls near the busy Old Airport Road in India’s tech hub Bangalore bicycle to school every day as a lifestyle statement – green transport is cool. Karnataka’s Transport Department is trying to spread this lifestyle statement to reduce congestion in this jammed city. | Read More

Urban panel will transform the face of our cities – India

November 20, 2009,AEDT

Times of India reports The proposed new urbanization commission and its exciting range of reforms is set to herald urban development in the state in the coming months. There could be simultaneous amendments to the Town and Country Planning Act. In the draft urban development policy released by the government | Read More

Delhi lagging behing other cities

November 3, 2009,AEDT

The Times of India reports The Capital has failed to show the way as Delhi is lagging way behind other metros when it comes to execution of path-breaking reforms under Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), aimed at revamping infrastructure and urban governance in cities. Delhi does figure along with | Read More

Marina in Chennai gets a makeover

November 2, 2009,AEDT

The Hindu reports Clutter-free and aesthetic walking spaces are an important aspect of urban design. By redesigning the promenade along the Marina beach front, the Corporation of Chennai has taken a step in the right direction. Two years since it went on stream, the project is nearing completion. “Everything has | Read More

Flawed urban planning in Bangalore impedes night life

October 21, 2009,AEDT

Improper planning and undefined demarcations for business and residential areas in Bangalore is one of the main reasons that impedes the existence of a vibrant night life in the city, said Shankar Bidari, Police Commissioner, Bangalore. via Flawed urban planning impeding night life.

Link urban and rural India

October 9, 2009,AEDT

Prakash Joshi of the The Times of India reports in Link urban and rural India, says Rahul “There is one India living in the urban areas, which is completely different from the one in rural India. We have to connect the two sothat the latter also enjoys the fruits of | Read More

Wetland plan gathers dust – Times of India

August 13, 2009,AEDT

The Times of India report The Bidhannagar Municipality had last year proposed that the state tourism department develop the 20-sqkm wetland area almost twice the size of Salt Lake falling under its jurisdiction as an eco-tourism centre. However, no initiative has been taken since then to take the plan forward. The | Read More

14 firms shortlisted for city makeover – Times of India

July 27, 2009,AEDT

Ashley D’Mello of Times of India reprots MUMBAI: The dream to re-mould the city and its surroundings into a cleaner, greener and a hi-tech metropolis is firming up with the state shortlisting 14 international firms out of 39 that had expressed interest in the project. Among the consultants shortlisted are | Read More

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