Aakriti is a graduate in Planning from SPA Delhi, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Urban Management from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. She is an avid reader and a firm believer of Planning literacy.

Child Friendly Cities an overview

Child Friendly Cities: Integration, Institutionalization and Innovation (Part 1 of 5)

Child friendly cities: Integration, Institutionalization and Innovation Children play a very limited role in the decision making processes that shape their living environment. This article concerns the role of children in planning and decision making regarding the subjects which involve them. It examines the significance of their role, both as participants in the decision making …

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The Greater Aerotropolis

Aerotropolis: Airport Centric Cities

Airports and the evolution of Aerotropolis Cities The initial idea of Aerotropolis was presented in the November 1939 issue of Popular Science by Nicholas DeSantis. The airport-driven economic development of airport cities, was further taken forward by an air commerce researcher John D. Kasarda in 2000. According to him airports have influenced urban development in …

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accessibility for the disabled

Accessibility for the Disabled

Assessing the Problem In 1972 the U.S. Congress passed the Rehabilitation Act, which provided that “No otherwise qualified disabled individual shall, solely by reason of his (or her) handicap, be excluded from the participation in, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving financial assistance.”  The major highlight of this above made …

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