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NIMBY: Not In My Backyard | Opposition by local residents

Opposition by locals – origin of “NIMBY”   NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) is a widely used but lesser known acronym. Used by residents of an area and the concerned development agencies. This term is believed to be first used in 1980 in the Christian Science Monitor, an international news organization however its use in

NCU India: Integration of Spatial and Economic Planning

National Commission on Urbanization (India) – Integration of Spatial and Economic Planning The imperatives for integration of economic and spatial factors in the planning process are obvious. This kind integration on the one hand enhances the benefits arising from national planning through maximum in and intra-sectoral coordination and acts as a corrective influence for likely imbalances

Learn about Tactical Urbanism

History of Tactical Urbanism Tactical Urbanism is a relatively new term or movement and dates back to as recent as 2010. Mike Lydon, a New York based urban planner is credited with wide-spread use of this term who also wrote a book titled “Tactical Urbanism – Short term actions for long-term change”. The term draws its

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