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How urban design warms cities in cold we...

Much attention has been paid to how urban design can help crowded, dangerously hot cities cool down as the planet warms and the world’s population shifts away from rural areas. Less discussed is how climate-responsive design can help northern cities with extreme weather in the reverse – places that don’t necessarily cook like a concrete […]

Karnataka Planning Act to be amended to ...

This comes after the Karnataka government made changes to the Land Reform Act, allowing non-farmers to buy farmland. The state government will introduce an amendment to the Karnataka Land Use Planning Act by the end of the month to regularize unauthorized buildings, Revenue Minister R Ashoka said on Saturday. “We had formed a committee of […]

International training program on water-...

Date: July 14-22, 2020 The Center for Science and Environment (CSE), India, in partnership with the Water Research Commission (WRC), South Africa and the University of Cape Town (UCT), organized an international program virtual training course on “Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning” (WSUDP) for Africans. practitioners from July 14 to 22, 2020. The training […]

Rajasthan Planning Wing to Amend Buildin...

JAIPUR: Shaken by the headwinds of Covid-19, the state’s urban planning wing is mulling a proposal to frame a new set of building regulations, which will allow construction in a way that maintains social distancing. The department will allow owners of small plots (90 m²) to increase the height of construction. A seasoned planner said: […]

Urban planning, architecture and public ...

professor john ashton Professor John Ashton Four months into the Covid-19 pandemic, with the country in a continued state of paralysis and fear, and realistic estimates of the final death toll from the virus heading towards 100,000, it’s time to take stock about the implications for our future way of life. Historical accounts of previous […]