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Smart city concept by MoUD, Government of India

Smart City Definitions

What is Smart City concept? The concept of Smart City is a relatively new idea which has been fast gathering momentum and is becoming the theme of many development plans and seminars. The definition and features which constitute a smart city concept is still very much debatable, however, since it has been part of several studies

What is a Slum

Public Interest in Planning - Slum Clearance

What is a Slum ? Slums are a physical and spatial sign of urban poverty. Individuals living in slums have next to zero access to administrations, for example, water, sanitation, and solid waste gathering. The majority of the lodging structures in slums are sub-standard and don’t conform to neighborhood building regulations. Frequently, slum occupants need

Cluster Development

Cluster Development Cluster development also called open space development or conservation development, attempts to achieve balance between growth and preservation of open space in rural and suburban settings. It is done by clustering homes on a smaller proportion of land.  The additional land, which would normally be allocated to individual lots across the entire subdivision, becomes

Transit Oriented Development

Transit Oriented Development

What is Transit Oriented Development? Transit oriented Development is designed to maximize access to public transport in a residential, commercial or mixed-use area. Ultimately, they discourage an individual’s auto-dependency and promote transit ridership, thereby alleviating traffic congestion,  improving air quality, and limiting carbon emissions. A Transit oriented Development neighbourhood typically has a center with a train station,

What is Counter Urbanisation

What do you understand by Counter Urbanisation? Urban growth or urbanisation refers to the growth in urban population in an area over the period of time. Whereas counter urbanisation is said to occur when an urban area starts losing its population or when there is decrease in the population of an urban area. In other

What is Urban Growth

How to define Urban Growth Urban growth is defined as the rate at which the population of an urban area increases. This result from urbanization which is the movement of people from rural areas to urban areas. Urban growth may lead to a rise in the economic development of a country. Urban growth is also