Planning process without Planners (Part 2 of 3)

An Ideal Planning Process Leaving political lobbying apart, development takes place in accordance to various types of plans like Master Plans, Development Plans, and Town Planning Schemes etc. These names differs from place to place and country to country. These are statutory documents violation of which is a punishable offence under law. Our previous article


Why political agendas never solve your problems (Part 1 of 3)

Why political agendas never actually solve your problems whereas planners can! To make things clear by problems we mean everyday problems which people complain about like traffic jams, proper potable water supply, a good drainage and sewerage network, proximity of schools, adequate hospitals, shops at convenient distance, location of work places, lack of parking spaces,


Retrospective View of Smart Cities Mission

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Smart Cities Mission by MoUD, Govt. of India The concept of Smart Cities is new and trending in India but is an old concept in western world. In the Indian version “The Smart Cities Mission” which was launched in 2015 by the central government of India aims at developing 100 cities as “Smart Cities” which


Planning of Adarsh Gram, Dhaul Kalan (Amritsar Constituency)

Thesis Title:  Planning of Adarsh Gram, Dhaul Kalan (Amritsar Constutuency) Aim: Integrated development of the village in multiple areas such as agriculture, health, education, sanitation, environment, livelihoods etc., to provide physical infrastructure and access to basic amenities and also to improve and enrich social capital and build community spirit. Objectives: To generate model of local level


Gender equity in planning rehabilitated /redeveloped colonies

Introduction:  It was once said, and very rightly by Helen Clark “Any serious shift towards more sustainable societies has to include gender equality”. Urban planning affects the sustainability, accessibility, usability, design and quality of places. Since the way women and men live their lives differs, urban planning may well deepen inequalities if gender differences are not recognised