Monday , 21 September 2020

Urban Design

Metro Challenges in India

World Resources Institute looks at the challenges that metro systems need to address to ensure a complete integration with the city. When compared to new cities where the metro projects integration is factored in, retrofitted projects need to adapt to different travel patterns of the city, with existing rail systems where the city transport system and commuting patterns naturally evolved ...

Smart City Experiences Challenges, Benefits and Future Settings

T Krishna Prasad, Director General of Police and Chairman – Road Safety Authority, Government of Telangana, kicked off the session with his thoughts on the importance of mobility in Smart Cities by first defining what a Smart City is. According to him, there is no single definition, but to put it simply, if the citizens are happy, comfortable and convenienced, ...

Public-Private collaboration for Innovative Mobility Solutions

Public bus agencies, referred to as State Road Transpor t Undertakings (SRTUs), are investing millions in setting up Intelligent Transport Systems to improve the efficiency of bus systems. At the same time, mobility entrepreneurs backed by heavy investments, are developing innovative technologies and services to address prevailing mobility issues. This evolving ecosystem provides a great opportunity for public bus agencies ...

Creating Safer, Child-friendly Streets

An ideal child-friendly city integrates the voice, needs, priorities and rights of children in its public policies, programmes and decisions. An important aspect of such a city is to provide children with an opportunity to live in a safe, secure and clean environment, with access to green spaces says Vaibhav Kush, Project Associate- Cities & Transport, WRI India The situations ...

Smart Cities
India’s Journey of Urban Transformation

About 55% of the world’s population today lives in urban areas. In India it is 34% increase of about three percentage points since the 2011 Census. It was well assimilated by our policy makers that managing this urbanisation in a smart way shall provide for a significant opportunity for renewing the cities to become growth engines and leapfrog Indian economy ...

CHENNAI SMART CITY: Integrating multiple projects

What are the main components of Chennai Smart City project? Chennai Smart City Limited (CSCL) and Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) are implementing citywide parking management with camera-based recognition and electronic payment technology. We are also implementing GPS-enabled cycle sharing which will help last-mile connectivity. Chennai is also implementing a pedestrian plaza and other Non Motorised Transport facilities which is part ...

Taj Ganj Urban Development project: Streets as Connectors

In India, heritage is perceived as a valuable resource and hence the approach to urban redevelopment in old city areas has been based singularly on this premise. It is inherited but cannot be ‘consumed’ and therefore must be handed over preferably with enrichment, to future generations. Taj Ganj is a four centuries old district. Once an integral part of the ...

Concerted solutions

With rising population density, the world’s megacities are facing ever more complex problems. This is precisely why they are also the best places for the concerted development of smart solutions for the city of the future. One example is the new Smart City Digital Hub at Hong Kong Science Park, where Mobility is one of the focus topics. The key ...

Sustainable Mobility Initiatives in Hyderabad Metropolitan Area

As per the Comprehensive Transportation Study for HMA, sustainable transportation plans give emphasis for public transport and for transit oriented development. Prof CSRK Prasad, Head, Transportation division, Department of Civil Engineering , NIT, Warangal looks at the traffic scenario in Hyderabad. Hyderabad, the capital of the newly formed Telangana state, has evolved into a mega city over a period of ...