Congress launches 24-hour helpline for slumdwellers

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The Delhi Congress has decided to follow the do-or-die mantra of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi after he said on Thursday that he will stand in front of bulldozers if anyone tries to demolish slums without giving the slumdwellers their due. The party has launched a helpline for the slumdwellers who have been removed illegally or […]

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Smart Cities – Convergence of design and governance

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Renowned architect Rem Koolhaas recently spoke about Smart Cities and reflected on how more than ever do we need to converge the field of design with good governance! He argued against smart cites at a High Level Group meeting on Smart Cities, Brussels, on September 24, 2014. Summed up, Koolhaas argues that “by calling it […]

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Urban Age conference gives a wake up call to Delhi!

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Over 60 experts and policy-makers from 22 cities across 10 countries gathered here to explore the links between urban governance and the future development of cities at the 13th Urban Age conference that began on Friday. The experts compared Delhi’s urban dynamics to other Urban Age cities — London, Bogota, Lagos, Tokyo, New York, Istanbul […]

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Protest against Ward Committee and Area Sabha Act and Rules-Wed,26th Nov,10.30AM-1PM, Town Hall,Bengaluru

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by CIVIC, Bengaluru A CALL FOR PEOPLE’S GOVERNANCE IN KARNATAKA’S CITIES Protest against the KMC (Amdt.) Act and newly gazetted rules on Ward Committees & Area Sabhas led by respected Gandhian & Freedom Fighter Sri H. S. Doreswamy Venue: Town Hall, Bangalore Date & Time: Wednesday, 26th November 2014, 10:30 am – 1pm The 74th […]

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Higher, higher we will climb

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by Swathi Subramaniam, PRIA It is an uncommon sight to find a youth living in a high-rise building mingling and interacting with youth living in slums. On 13 November 2014, an attempt was made in B5 Bandhu Camp of VasantKunj, to bring together youth of community and youth of slum to talk to each other. […]

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Terra Urban Monthly Digest

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Here is your quick snapshot of all activities on Terraurban for the month of October!!! You can also download a pdf version of the same through the following link:Terraurban- oct digest 0 votes

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Investing thoroughly in early childhood is investing in the nation’s development

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by Dharitri Patnaik, India Representative, Bernard van Leer Foundation Young children are rarely heard. This is mostly because of the attitude we have towards children. Children are not vote banks. They do not raise their voices against injustice nor do they have unions. In order to thrive, the youngest citizens depend on the rest of […]

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Panel discussion: India in Future and Book Launch – 11 November, Delhi

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan -drive could well go down the drain!

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by Nitya Jacob, The Hindustan Times The pendulum has swung towards the sanitation extreme under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Water is the forgotten piece of the sanitation puzzle, one without which the great Indian leap into the toilet can possibly come undone. Indians wash up after defecating and most also wash their hands with ash, […]

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How smart is the Smart City Idea !! A Thought on World Town Planning Day

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Indian Towns sans planning! by Ananta Prasad The main challenges of urbanization in India are shortage of housing which is 18.78 million according to the 2011 census which Mr Venkeya Naidu, also stressed at the Plenary Session of Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference of Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD) in Seoul recently. The official statement of […]

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