Parking Hazard – Carpocalypse has reached catastrophic proportions. Cars have continued to proliferate the planet and we have seen extreme congestions in urban areas. In cities like Delhi, India lack of comprehensive policies related to transport management and further poor implementation of road laws has led to regular ignorance of even basics like proper parking. Avoidance of no parking notices, shoddy parking practices are viral and can be seen even in well planned and managed areas of the capital city. For more visit our website #urbanissues # parking #transport #pollution #cars #socialproblems #transport #management #levelcrossing #population #inclusive #development #urban #urbanprecis #abstract #journalism #discussion #environment #habitat #urbanism #polution #infrastructure #city #udaipur #india Photo – Manik Doomra (@manikdoomra)
Lake Pichola Waterfront in Udaipur – Urban locations have been prominently affected by vicinity to water bodies. Sources of fresh water have historically attracted settlement of lands. Another reason for settlement near major water bodies like seas has been ease of trade. Many a time water bodies have been artificially curated to sustain towns and cities. Udaipur features one such artificial network of lakes which in modern times serve additional purpose of facilitating tourism. Management of such water infrastructure forms large part of sustaining urban centres. #water #city #urban #lake #cityscape #infrastructure #tourism #rajasthan #india #basic #sustainable
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.