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"Namma Kere, Namma Bengaluru" workshop

30 Nov 2013 10:00
Asia/Calcutta
Lakes

Isn't this New York model the one we should be adopting?

Urban Development

Click on the link below to watch a TED presentation by Ms Janette Sadik-Khan, Transportation commissioner, New York City, on how the city is being transformed taking pedestrianisation and cycling to a new high:

Blatant violations of rule of law

Urban Development

Now, even as I had just finished publishing the post titled "re-assertion of the rule of law?", pertaining to the government clearing encroachments onto the Kaggadaspura lake (check this), I was hit by this bombshell of a post (full text below) on "SaveKoramangala Ya

Re-assertion of rule of law?

Urban Development

Illegal apartment complexes, temples, coconut plantations, temporary sheds, buildings and compounds around Kaggadasapura lake in Varthur hobli will be brought down on Saturday, as the Bangalore Urban district officials will undertake a major eviction drive to clear the encroachments around the lake.

Solid Waste Management - Vision Statement 2030 to BBMP

Public Health

The following  VISION STATEMENT 2030 for SWM was forwarded to email ID swmbbmp.xc@gmail.com of BBMP on 6-7-2013 in response to its call for public opinion.  This is for info of Prajas.  How to educate citizens and actions to be initiated are also dealt with.

Waste Management and Road Pot Holes Legislation

Environment

House hold waste management is an important issue in present day cities like our own Bangalore.

Plastics invention was more of a bane than anything else, as it is not bio degradable. Its use and throw concept is thus environment unfriendly. Plastics were waiting to happen after Dhirubhai Ambany reliance “terilene”.  

Mysore - Corporation is not cleaning Garbage

Environment

The corporation is not cleaning garbage and this is leading to many problems. There many diseases recently 4 children died many are suffering by dangaue. There many like this. The summery:- this is due to not cleaning of the drinage the ditch whole and the garbage. These decay and start smelling and are house for masquitoes and diseases. If asked there is negligence answer.

End of bellandur / rise of concrete

Lakes

The two media links below are fairly self explanatory of what can be called a potentiol ecologocal disaster right here in banglore. The strories of bellandur lake are based on an IISc report  that is attached to this post.

Whither green activism?

Environment

Green activists and local villagers have taken serious exception to proposals from defence and research institutions to build sensitive projects on the 10,000 acres of Amrit Mahal Kaval land allotted to them in Challakere taluk of Chitradurga district. Among the sensitive projects are a Defence Research Development Organization proposal to start an aeronaut

Agenda for our new Chief Minister: What needs to be done for our cities

Governance

Now that we have a new goverement, let us make a vision document and send it to our CM.

Some things about this draft document -

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