Ignorance Of Bus Based Public Transport In Delhi

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Overcrowding is a major issue in public buses.

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… Continue reading Ignorance Of Bus Based Public Transport In Delhi

Urban Renewal for Affordable Housing

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High-rise densification of Hongkong to manage population in a small band of land.

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… Continue reading Urban Renewal for Affordable Housing

Housing And Health

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Unsafe slum in Kolkata, India.

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… Continue reading Housing And Health

Capturing The Colonial Calcutta : Reminiscences Of An Era

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Howrah Bridge, Kolkata

Being a Calcuttan or a Kolkattan in today’s context; it is of profound interest to explore certain pockets and landmarks of the city, which in their own way speak of both architectural and cultural characteristics which take back to an era in spite of some drastic changes witnessed in modern context of the city, society,… Continue reading Capturing The Colonial Calcutta : Reminiscences Of An Era

Is Affordable Housing Inclusive ?

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An affodable housing project underway In New Delhi.

Over half of the world is urbanized now. An ever growing population and increasing activities in a developing city bring about tremendous pressure on the urban land and its housing sector. Urbanization has resulted in people increasingly living in slums and squatter settlements and has deteriorated the housing conditions of the economically weaker sections of… Continue reading Is Affordable Housing Inclusive ?

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