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Housing Wardens a catalyst for people's housing

A cadre of housing wardens can accelerate a scheme of "housing for all".

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Planning Infrastructure For Clean Cities

The best way to minimize dumping problems is to treat waste as wealth and recycle as much as possible. Done since Vedic times, it is now being forgotten

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A Check-List of Guidelines for Clean Cities

These basic recommendations are meant simply as guidelines to stimulate better and more specific planning and action programs at the municipal government level and then at the level of individual health care facilities.

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SWM Plan Checklist of Information to be Collected for Developing Micro-Management Plans

Large “grass farms” outside cities naturally purified sewage through land application.

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GIS Information Via Census Data

The most pressing issue in urban management and development today is the need for up to date property tax maps and records. With few exceptions, municipal records and maps are decades out-of-date.

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SWM Plan Checklist of Information to be Collected for Developing Micro-Management Plans

a. Map all the slums, authorised or not
b. Map all Health-Ward Offices
c. Map all waste recyclers, wholesale and retail, with types of waste

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Vacant Site And Park Management Through Urban Agriculture

Urban Agriculture (UA) on open spaces has proved worldwide to be a fine way to green a city and to provide its low-income citizens with livelihoods and affordable produce. It can take the form of vegetable-gardening if there is sufficient water or unpolluted waste-water, or of growing fodder or fuelwood, fruit or flowers.

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Urban Agri - Parks For Bangalore

Our Silicon City, Bangalore, can very easily create several similar parks by preserving, during BDA acquisitions, large and well-developed mango, coconut and sapota orchards, vineyards, outstanding gardens or floriculture and vegetable or paddy farms around the current BCC limits, as Urban Agri-Parks.

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Urban Agri - Parks For Bangalore

One of the loveliest features of downtown Fremont in Silicon Valley is Ardenwood Farm, a working farm preserved as a huge city park where urban kids can observe and enjoy, for $6 a head ($1 on Sat) the growing of many different fruit, vegetable and cereal crops, play with various farm animals or ride ponies.

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A Check-List of Guidelines for Clean Cities

Waste-collection hand-carts / tricycles should have buckets or bins which can be emptied directly into a waiting trailer or vehicle, to be taken away as soon as it is full. Remove all big dustbins from the road wherever possible as they are always dirty.

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Gender-Friendly School Toilets

In schools without toilets, older girls regularly miss classes for 4 days every month as they cannot relieve themselves in the open while menstruating.

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Nala Gardens: Beautiful Storm-water Drains

Pune city beautifies its Nalas. Osho Teerth in Koregaon Park was first, in 1991.
12 acres of degraded wasteland beside a sewage-ridden stream became a lovely Zen Garden, 900 m long x 60-70m wide.

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Delhi Govt Gives Rational Alternative To Flyovers The Go-By

Even as the Delhi government strenuously coughs up hundreds of crores of rupees build-ing flyovers at congested traffic junctions in this most jampacked of Indian metro-polises, it has ignored a more viable solution that is cheaper, simpler and takes less time to construct.

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Green Ribbons, Not Green Belts

Every town planner accepts the fact that citizens need easily-accessible green areas. The conventional response has been to designate a ‘green Belt’ in a circle around a city or town at a suitable distance from peripheral dwellings at the time of formulating a plan.

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Planning Infrastructure for Clean Cities

The best way to minimize dumping problems is to treat waste as wealth and recycle as much as possible. Done since Vedic times, it is now being forgotten.

READ MORE>>