Smart cities need to have smart water management systems

According to United Nation’s estimates, 85% of the world’s people live in the driest parts of the world, around 783 million people do not have access to clean ...
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Hunger and smart cities cannot live together

Recent United Nations Regional Report, “Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition”, has made some startling revelations which our Policy makers need to look ...
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Make cities responsive

Smart cities are the future of our urbanisation as they bring in much needed efficiency in managing and operating the public assets. They can bring about much needed ...
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Tackle noise pollution problem before going out of hand

Noise pollution is the most neglected issue which can impact the human life in many ways. Increasing population, vehicular traffic, industrial activities, construction activities, etc., all have their ...
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Let’s move from being careless to a car less society

Winter season is approaching and hope that it will not be a repetition of last year in terms of pollution level in major cities of the country, especially ...
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Builders should take climate change warnings seriously

This week UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report which has literally set the ball rolling to act on global warming without any further delay. ...
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Open public space defines the character of the city

Extent of open space in a city like parks, green spaces, and other open areas define the character and the quality of life in the city. It is ...
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Land pooling – better late than never

Recently the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) came out with a Land Pooling policy which will become a rule once the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs gives its ...
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Long live Mangroves!!

Two days ago, Mumbai High Court delivered a landmark judgment directing the Maharashtra government to protect and preserve all mangroves, prosecute anyone who harm them and more importantly ...
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Paint makers adapt to local needs

Adapting to local conditions and meeting the local needs are the best and sure ways to survive and succeed and our paint makers have learnt it the hard ...
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