Buses used to be the preferred means of commute in many Indian cities because of their practicality, wider reach, availability, cost-effectiveness and less intensive infrastructure. In city of Delhi the bus services started decent, well managed and efficient. The state run Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) grew to cover the entire city under its 657 designated routes. Continue reading “Ignorance Of Bus Based Public Transport In Delhi”
Plot-level redevelopment and in-situ redevelopment of squatter settlements:
The problem of urban housing has always been an inevitable outcome of growing urbanization. In trying to cope with it cities have typically grown physically in a horizontal sprawl with largely low-rise, low-density urban forces necessitating extension of lines of transportation and services beyond reasonable limits. In case of developing countries these have developed as high density congested areas Continue reading “Urban Renewal for Affordable Housing”
Urban Villages – The villages in proximity of major urban centres are fast losing their rural character owing to easy access to money, services and material, jobs and opportunities. Such rural centres are no longer dependent on agriculture alone. This material transition is often coupled with eroding worth of traditional knowledge and systems. The very systems which evolved due to sustainable nature and tendency to be in tandem with nature.
DLF CyberHub – A perfect example of a congregation and community space based on cyber punk themes. The urban design blends social and commercial aspects to serve a milieu comprising of diversity brought to city of Gurgaon owing to its promise of opportunities and living standards. #gurgaon #publicspace #urbandesign #congregation #social #culture #corporate #india #urban #cyberpunk #architecture #urbanplanning
It is widely acknowledged that health constitutes the core pillar of Human Development, and is a key indicator for assessing achievements in capability enhancements and well-being. Healthy people are more productive and their contribution augments economic development and fuels growing incomes. On the other hand, ill health stifles the full realization of psychological, social and economic capabilities, and has financial implications in terms of loss of income & productivity. Continue reading “Housing And Health”