People Building Better Cities – Exhibition on Inclusive Development

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PRIA and PBBC (Global Studio) exhibition inaugurated on 4th October 2013 at the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Delhi with support of National Institute of Urban Affairs and Forum of Informal Urban Workers. The exhibition descriptively engages the viewer towards various initiative, tools and practices of Global Studio and PRIA towards an inclusive urban […]

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National Green Assembly on “ Waste Legislation and Waste Pickers”

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National Green Assembly on “Waste Legislation and Waste Pickers” New MSW draft rules continue to exclude Waste Pickers  Date: 23rd October Time: 10:00 am to 1:30 pm Place: Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi. We  request you to participate in the dialogue and enrich it with your expert views on the matter. There is urgent needto assess the measures […]

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CONTRIBUTION OF URBAN POOR TO CITY’S ECONOMY – Discussion 15 Oct Delhi

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2011 census figures suggest a more than projected growth (around 87 million) in urban population from the year 2001 (290 million) to 2011 (377 million). Urbanization and its multiple facets are reflected in the diverse yet unique ways in which our cities and towns evolve, expand and prosper on one hand and on the other […]

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Assembly of Informal Urban Workers- 10th October 2013

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Recently on Terra Urban you read about the manifesto for demands and needs of Urban Poor, presented by Forum of Informal Urban Poor Workers to political parties in Delhi at http://terraurban.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/fiupw-demanding-commitment-for-urban-poor-from-political-parties/ An“ Assembly of Informal Urban Workers” is being organised on 10th October, 2013 at Indian Constitution Club-Delhi. FIUPW manifesto shall be shared and handed over […]

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People Building Better Cities – Exhibition at Delhi!

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People Building Better Cities: Participation and Inclusive Urbanization – is an exhibition and exchange platform for communities, urban professionals, universities, non-governmental organizations, and policy makers on the challenges of inclusive urbanization and climate change. In Delhi, the exhibition will be shown in English and Hindi from October 4 – 18, 2013. The English exhibition will […]

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FIUPW Demanding Commitment for Urban Poor from Political Parties

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Identity, Dignity and Social Security for Urban Poor Rapidly changing scenario of urban area is the matter of concern and attention. There are various issues associated to the urbanization and in India  urban population is expected to hit 600 million by 2030 with urbanization of 40% (in fact in practical terms the urban population would […]

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Eyes upon the street – Safety of the ‘urban poor –woman’?

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“A city street equipped to handle strangers, and to make a safety asset, in itself, our of the presence of strangers, as the streets of successful city neighborhoods always do, must have three main qualities: First, there must be a clear demarcation between what is public space and what is private space. Public and private […]

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Thought for the day!

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“People who say that a beautiful building does not improve the quality of education do not understand a critical issue. In Medellin we have to build the most beautiful buildings in places where the State’s presence has been minimal. The first step towards quality in education is the dignity of space. When the poorest child […]

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National Green Assembly on “ Waste Legislation and Waste Pickers” by AIKMM

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The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, has recently come out with the Draft Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2013 (MSW Rules). These rules would supersede the earlier MSW Rules, 2000 and have huge implications for the way waste is managed in cities across India. It is important to draw the attention that […]

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Pension Scheme for Unorganized Sector

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On 9th September, 2013 pension scheme for un-organised and informal sector workers was cleared by Delhi government. A meeting of Delhi Cabinet, presided by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, cleared the proposal to launch Dilli Swavalamban Yojana. The pension scheme would be open to all workers in the age group of 18-60 years. Each of the workers will have to contribute Rs 1,000 […]

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