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Sustainable Transport and Urban Development In India

This excellent blogpost by Madhav Pai, founder of Embarq India, explores the relationship between sustainable transport solutions and urban development in India. In particular, he points out the existing model of urban transport solutions, which, as he writes: …have centered … Continue reading

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Indian Cities’ Dire Need for Planning

Singapore has long been hailed as an example of the success of urban planning. Many articles talk about the unique approaches that were employed to fix many urban challenges such as overcrowding, congestion and energy consumption. These have served as … Continue reading

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Smarter Cities: Take aways to take forward.

The subject of Smart Cities is anything but a simple one, more so because most people have their own particular perspective on it. But when put together, at least from the list drawn up at the Smarter Cities Challenge Track … Continue reading

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Grand Challenges Innovations at Design Public

The first day at the Design Public Conclave last week was dedicated to brainstorming new cross-sectoral engagement models to promote innovation in four challenge areas – post-grid energy, equitable water and sanitation, smarter cities and nimble agriculture. Participants split up … Continue reading

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Taking Forward Innovation in the Challenge Tracks

The fourth panel at the Design Public Conclave will focus on how to take forward innovation in the four challenge tracks that were discussed on the first day of the Conclave. Discussion leaders from the previous day, along with sector-specific … Continue reading

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How To Make Our Cities Energy Smart?

An exhaustive study taken up by the National Resources Defence Council and the Administrative Staff College states that building energy-smart cities is the fastest and easiest way to address Indian energy crisis. Study stresses that State Governments and other stakeholders … Continue reading

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Smarter Cities Challenge Track at Design Public IV

Cities in India are growing increasingly faster, and it is predicted that half the nation’s population will be living in urban centers by 2050. Even now, many inhabitants suffer inadequate access to transport, power, food, shelter and water, indicating a … Continue reading

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A necessary approach to Smarter Cities

At the beginning of last year we entered familiar and yet new territory – urban India. It began with a workshop we organised on Imagining Urban India 2025, aimed at building scenarios and solutions sets for the future of Indian … Continue reading

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Building an Innovation Society

Today we see tremendous interest in innovation in India and some hope for what it might be able to do for the grand challenges facing this society as a whole. But there is also a great deal of uncertainty about … Continue reading

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Spot-Fixing to Clean Up the City?

I came across an article that talks about a brilliant initiative taken up in Bangalore by a group called ‘The Ugly Indian’ that has shouldered the responsibility to clean the dirt and filth in the city. We just need to … Continue reading

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