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  • Urban Design is key to safe cities. Think about where you feel safe ? – Empty dull streets or active / vibrant streets??

    Jane Jacobs often said ” Eyes on the Street” is crucial for a street to be a safe place saying “there must be eyes upon the street, eyes belonging to those we might call the natural proprietors of the street.” About : | Visual Dictionary of...

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  • LIVABLE STREET STANDARDS: WHAT MAKES AN EDGE ACTIVE AND LIVABLE?

    “Edge is one of the most important elements of an urban structure. It is essential that the building edge be a livable place with a variety of activities. It should be surrounded by various activities, such as gathering space where people could connect socially and...

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  • “A sidewalk is the most important component of a livable city”

    “A sidewalk is known as a footpath, foot-way or pavement. It is a path along the side of a road. It may accommodate moderate changes in grade (height) and is normally separated from the vehicular section by a curb. A zone to ensuring smooth, comfortable,...

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  • LIVABLE STREET STANDARDS: WHAT IS A MINOR ROAD?

    “The Street hierarchy ranging from major to minor roads are an organizing element in urban planning and design based on functions & capacities. Minor streets are link between the main streets and the residential part of the city with local pedestrian movement. By width it...

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  • Livable Street Standards : What is a Major Road?

    “The Street hierarchy ranging from major to minor roads are an organizing element in urban planning and design based on functions & capacities . A Major road ( also called collector road /arterial road ) is a high-capacity urban road. About : | Visual Dictionary of...

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  • Reviving the city by transforming the public spaces

    The streets, squares, and public spaces form the vital element in any neighbourhood & city. They are the single most important component that add to the liveability of the city. We have been using the tactics of Placemaking a used to enhance the civic places...

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  • Making Special Places by Honoring History

    [View the story "Byculla Memory Project- Public Space Revival Project " on Storify]

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  • Photo Blog : Leader Study Program : Spain 2015

    Our Annual forum to explore innovations in Urbanism was held in Barcelona & Madrid in Spain this year. We explored some of the renowned city-building models from Spain that has come to become benchmarks of innovation worldwide. These Spanish cities are probably among best urban...

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  • Malls are a nightmare for a city!

    A mall typically is in an isolated place away from a high street and typically has a large car park area. People drive in from miles. They don’t walk to the mall, they drive to the mall, park their cars in this huge car...

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  • Placemaking as a winning Real-estate development Strategy:

    ” A Great Public Space the new Anchor tenant” : Ethan Kent , PPS, NYC In today’s competitive real estate market, the key factor that affects people’s real-estate choice is the quality of life & amenities of a place. The place one lives in can impact...

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