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  • The Urban Vision 101 : Enrique Penalosa – Part 1

    As Mayor of the Latin American City of Bogota , Penolosa spearheaded pioneering initiatives that transformed a city that was  once infested with crime into a city that has now come to become an exemplar of a sustainable city development model.Enrique Peñalosa talks to Prathima...

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  • What makes a good city?

    A prerequisite of a good city is mixed use neighborhoods, density and walkable streets. Let’s take examples. London, New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo are great cities for this sole reason. These cities have residential, offices, retail, hospitality all adjacent to each other and buildings are built with negligible or zero car parks. A $ 12 million apartment in New York facing Central Park where Jack Welch and David Esner have apartments has zero car parks. On the other hand Los Angeles or Phoenix is designed for the automobile with a horizontal spread. It is called the dollar a gallon gasoline architecture or as we would say Rs. 10 per litre architecture.

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  • The Urban Vision : Capture the BIG Picture
    The Unbearable Ugliness of Natural UrbanismTypical modest house at the peripheryInfrastructure and house priceInfrastructure and house priceCommercial real estate on wheelsNew Urban Merchant – Best of Both WorldsNew Urban Flexible Vital TransportNew Urban Modal ShareSafe, unobtrusive, urban bike parking
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  • About : The Urban Vision

    The Urban Vision is a social venture & a think-do-tank which was instituted to inspire next generation urbanization.The organization focuses on solutions driven research; advocates & consults on best practices in policy and design; facilitates public dialogue on policy choices.

    Email: info(@)theurbanvision.com

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    The Urban Vision | | Address: # 104, Blue Cross Chambers,#11, Infantry Cross Road, Bangalore – 560001 Karnataka