FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
The rising congestion in the cities has made it clear that without access to sustainable mobility, it will be much harder to end poverty and achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The green house gas emissions are not the only concern anymore related with transportation. The loss of life due to the large number of road incidents is another setback of a unsustainable model. Any thriving industry is faced with doubts of maximum potential progress in the absence of a strong sustainable transport model serving the industry.
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Published by TheWorldBank.
ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK
‘Integrated City Making‘
Published by London School of Economics
Today, the Indian cities studied by the Urban Age program occupy the cusp between the globalized world economy and the dislocations that follow in its wake: leading IT industries sit alongside low levels of literacy, new condominium developments overlook informal slum developments. As a result, cities are rising on the political agenda as well. The Urban Age research program sought to uncover the integration of different geographic and sector planning systems found in the eight selected cities.
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VIDEO / PODCAST OF THE WEEK
‘A Country of Cities – Vishaan Chakrabarti‘
Created by Harvard GSD
Vishaan in the lecture compares suburban sprawl to the sunflower valley dream of Bob the Builder. He advocates for a new model of development, where cities are dense and people believe that ‘If you love nature, don’t live in it’.He argues that well- designed dense cities are the key to solving great national challenges, viz. environment degradation, unsustainable consumption, rising public health costs and decreased social mobility.