UTC India: NIUA The City We Need Photo Contest 2015

As part of UTC India, the NIUA The City We Need Photo Contest ran from 24th Sept till 8th Oct (2 weeks) on the UTC India online portal. The intention behind the content was to build and document comprehensive and diverse perspectives that celebrate the idea of Inclusiveness In Indian Cities. Key themes for the photo contest were Inclusive Public Spaces, Cultural and Social Resilience, Access to Education, Social Housing and Neighbourhoods, Urban Environments, Inclusive Transportation, and Urban ...
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UTC India-Student Essay-URBAN ENVIRONMENTS: Kotla Mubarakpur, An Urban Village

by Priyanka Kureel, B. Planning, SPA Delhi Urban villages are an integral part of an urban environment in Indian context, especially in the city of Delhi which has a strong historical background. One such village is Kotla Mubarakpur, located in sub-zone D-20 in Delhi. The urban village is in existence since 1500 AD, currently having a population of around 47,000 persons. It is further divided into smaller pockets namely Kotla(main), Aliganj, Pilanji, Sukhdev Nagar, Bhola Nagar, Wazir Nagar, ...
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UTC India-Student Essay-Inclusive Public Spaces

by Yassa Gautam, FY. Dept. of Planning, School of planning and architecture,New Delhi. “An Inclusive City promotes growth with equity. It is a place where everyone, regardless of their economic means, gender, race, ethnicity or religion, is enabled and empowered to fully participate in the social, economic and political opportunities that cities have to offer.”(UN Definition of inclusive cites).Inclusive public spaces are both the result of, and a condition for, a socially sustainable soci...
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UTC India-Student Essay-The Urban Plight- Decaying Environment

By Malvika Paliwal, FY, Dept of Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Like every country India also does a population count by conducting census, in last census it noticed a leap of 20 million citizens. Since the 1970’s the population of India has almost doubled up, however the Infrastructure and provision of amenities have not caught the pace of increasing population which has led to unsustainable use of natural resources. This population is absorbed by the same amou...
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UTC India -Student Essay-Inclusive Smart City

Can we plan a city that is SMART as well as INCLUSIVE? by Charve Jain, Final Year, Dept of Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi Globally, the population is increasing at an alarming rate accompanied with citizen’s demand for basic amenities such as infrastructure, energy and clean environment. The trend of urbanization is accelerating and it is straining the resources of our cities. A large part of the world’s population live in urban areas due to improved livability and ...
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UTC India-Youth Discussion

The City We Need Youth discussion was held on World Habitat Day, Oct 5th, 2015 as a constituent group session of UTC India. It was an open discussion in collaboration with student volunteers from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, Ambedkar University and Jawaharlal Nehru University. The discussion was supported by Youth Leaders from UN MGCY. The session was planned with the intention to inform and encourage the youth to think about the kind of cities they want for our future an...
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UTC India: Children’s Art Campus 2015

NIUA-UTC India Children's Art Campus 2015 was conceived as an interactive group art session organized on World Habitat Day, October 5th, 2015 at the Amphitheater, India Habitat Centre as part of Children and Youth Activities during Urban Thinkers Campus India. The Art Campus was meant  to encourage  children to use the power of art to explore the ideas of 'better cities'. The session was planned as an active innovation space between students of urban planning, architecture and school children fr...
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UTC India Urban Lab 4

Day Two  Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 Urban Thinkers Campus India 2015   Urban Lab 4 Informal Livelihoods and Inclusive Urban Planning 11.45-13.00, Jacaranda-1, India Habitat Centre Keynote : Ms. Namrata Bali, Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) Ms. Bali opened the session on informal livelihoods and inclusive urban planning by talking about Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) which is an organization of poor and self employed women workers, registered in 19...
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Launch of National Campaign for Cities and Human Settlements

Day Two  Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 Urban Thinkers Campus India 2015   Launch of National Urban Campaign (9.30 -10.00), Jacaranda-1, India Habitat Centre The National Campaign on Cities and Human Settlements was formally launched on Day two of the Urban Thinkers Campus, India. The sessions summary is given below. Opening remarks by Prof. Usha Raghupathi, NIUA Prof. Raghupathi opened the sessions by introducing the Urban Thinkers Campus as an inclusive platform that bri...
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India National Report to Habitat III

Day One  Monday, October 5th, 2015 (World Habitat Day) Urban Thinkers Campus India 2015 Plenary Session-2  India National Report to HABITAT-III 16:00-17:30, Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre   Inaugural address:  Dr Nandita Chatterjee, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Dr. Chatterjee opened the session by stating the importance of sustainable development. She clarified that the National Report shall be formally presented at the Hig...
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