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There is lot to learn from intangible heritage

Though we have just 38 UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites (which is less compared to some of the European countries) there are innumerable unlisted heritage monuments in every ...
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Welcome PPP only when it creates win-win situation

In the past investment in urban infrastructure by the private parties has been low due to relative lack of appreciation of heavy investment needs of urban infra. For ...
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Vertical Gardens & Green Wall

“The most important quality of architecture is how it relates with a place on Earth and how it dignifies it. That’s why the architecture we admire the most, ...
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Make ECBC mandatory

Buildings account for more than one-third of the electricity consumption in India. At the same time,  the overall share of the commercial sector in India’s electricity consumption is ...
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Energy Swaraj: My Experiments with SOLAR Truth

Authored by: Prof. Chetan Singh Solanki Edited by: Bienu Verma Vaghela Author, strongly influenced by Gandhian ideals & principles, is in awe with Gandhiji’s writings & teachings, particularly ...
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Cities should not happen, need to be planned

Cities of the future will be quite different from today. They will be different in their demographic composition, in their implementation of technology and in their wider ecological ...
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Decode : The Smart City Concept

There is no international accepted definition of smart city. A smart city could be really different in any part of the world; what is applicable elsewhere may not ...
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We need to focus on efficiency in resource consumption

Improvements in GDP and quality of life typically and naturally lead to increased resource consumption and its vice versa also usually holds water usually. It’s a common knowledge ...
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Urban planning should include measures to combat GHG emissions 

There is no way one can stop the present pace of urbanisation nor is it advisable. The other plausible solution is to focus on cities and address three ...
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Use digital technology in smart cities

According to an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) report, 51.2 percent of the global population, or 3.9 billion people, were using the Internet at the end of 2018. The ...
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