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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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  • Why Mumbai’s iconic Marine Drive is ANTI People & not a #SmartCity Street!

    Video Credit : Shovan Shah Is Mumbai’s iconic street Anti People? The Marine Drive’s 2 ft Road dividers is making it hard & unsafe for people to cross! In this video you will see that in our 3 km drive we saw very limited pedestrian crossing...

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  • Leaders Study Retreat in Spain : Presentations

    Leaders Study Retreat in Spain : Presentations

    Below are the presentations from Spain Leaders Program in 2015. Day 1 Jordi farrando shaping the city using public realm from www.theurbanvision.com Carmee gaul on regenation of barcelona's city centre from www.theurbanvision.com Day 2 Andreu arriola...

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  • Revival of Public Realm : A Strategy to transform Indian Cities

    Legendary Urbanist Enrique Penalosa once said “Quality of life distribution is more important than income distribution”. We must invest in infrastructure that creates better quality of life for all citizens of the city. For example, 55% of the city of Mumbai walks as their...

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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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