city planners

New approach needed towards urban planning, says minister

December 14th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The western model adopted has not suited Indian cities, Housing and Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja said Wednesday while pressing for a new approach so ... Read more...

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PM mulls Rs.1,000 crore corpus for housing poor

December 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The government is considering creating a corpus fund of Rs.1,000 crore ($18.7 million) in the current fiscal that would encourage banks to give housing ... Read more...

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Curbs on rallies: Court seeks political parties’ views

February 3rd, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Thursday asked all political parties for suggestions to avoid public inconvenience caused by rallies staged on city roads.The division bench of Justice P.C. Ghose ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Networks, not size, determine cities’ economic prosperity

August 31st, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): A city's well-connected networks play a role in its economic prosperity and not its size, says a new study.Michigan State University sociologist Zachary Neal found that the rise ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, a Hawaii-sized eco island made entirely from plastic bottles

June 30th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): A team of Dutch scientists are planning to make an island the size of Hawaii entirely from 44million kg of plastic waste.Recycled island, which is part of an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Restore walled city heritage, get incentives

September 30th, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Residents of the walled city wanting to renovate their homes could be given permission to use their properties as hotels or for other commercial uses if they ... Read more...

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Planners take heritage walk through walled city

September 30th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Shweta Srinivasan New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Undaunted by the ever-buzzing crowds in the market places and narrow alleyways of the walled city, city planners and UNESCO urban planning experts embarked on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India committed to providing housing for urban poor: Selja

September 10th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) India is committed to providing affordable housing to the urban poor despite problems in acquiring land and getting money, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari ... Read more...

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Incentives to give up land for new Chhattisgarh city

September 10th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 10 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Thursday announced incentive of 5-20 percent to farmers to speed up land acquisition process for a 8,000-hectare mega city near here that will be the new state ... Read more...

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Dust pollution in and around Delhi still high

June 2nd, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The level of dust particles that damage the lungs continues to be above the standards laid down by the government, a study in five different schools in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Indias shantytowns are result of incompetence, not poverty: Report

February 4th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Indias shantytowns depicted in critically acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire are an outcome of the planners failed attempt to build low-cost alternatives, according to a new report.The film, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Global meet on urban infrastructure in Toronto

November 18th, 2008 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 18 (IANS) City planners from around the world will gather here for a two-day conference to discuss funding for infrastructure in the face of the global economic crisis.To be held ... Read more...

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Greener neighbourhoods may help cut childhood obesity

October 28th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Kids living in greener neighbourhoods are less likely to gain weight compared to those in areas with less green space, according to a new study.The study involved ... Read more...

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Cradle of Berlin reveals city to be 45 years older than previously thought

August 21st, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Dublin, August 21 (ANI): A find, which is being touted as the cradle of Berlin - one of the oldest graveyards of the city that contains 2,300 skeletons, has uncovered evidence ... Read more...

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Aussie city planners sex-for-sanction deal with developer dubbed corrupt

May 28th, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, May 28 (ANI): An Australian city planners sexual relationship and gifts worth thousands from a developer has landed her in trouble, with the anti-corruption body dubbing it a serious corrupt ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

BMA to propose draft to assist establishment of CNG stations

December 20th, 2007 - 9:54 am ICT by admin
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is preparing to propose a draft that will favor the establishment of CNG stations throughout the capital. Deputy Chief of the BMA Bansopit Maekvichai (บรรณโศภิษฐ์ เมฆวิชัย) stated ... Read more...

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Pratibha Patil stresses on proper housing for construction workers

December 13th, 2007 - 9:47 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil today called for minimum housing facilities for workers engaged in construction of houses.Patil said that these labourers are rendered homeless the moment the ... Read more...

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