Concepts for Urban Planning Towards Sustainability and Improved Habitability: Participation of Individual, Society, and Governance
Urban and Regional Planning
Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2017, Pages: 25-33
Received: Oct. 24, 2017; Accepted: Nov. 7, 2017; Published: Dec. 22, 2017
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Saha Dauji, Nuclear Recycle Board, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India
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In modern urban life in developing countries like India, many issues are building up due to the irresponsible and careless behavior of the population and governance alike. The wheel of time cannot be turned back to eliminate the sources of these societal problems arising out of modernization. However, there are simple and easy steps which an individual or a residential or commercial society may take to alleviate these problems. It calls for a change in the mindset and slightly modified perspective to implement these changes. The objective here is to inculcate and adopt sustainable and environment friendly practices and habits by modern urban population so that the cities would become a better habitat for the human race in future. There are financial commitments to be made and here, local governance may offer tax rebates to offset the expenses incurred by individual / societies in adopting the eco-friendly lifestyles. Few concepts which may pave the way towards this goal have been discussed with reference to the Indian cities. This would call for educations and awareness, participation of individual and communities, the monitoring role by the governance with reward and penalty system, as the case may be. The concepts discussed are based on the life in Indian cities but could be applicable, in part or whole, for the cities in other developing countries of the world. The models presented here can be considered while planning the infrastructure and stipulations for new / developing cities by the government.
Recycle, Habitability, Sustainability, Urban Community, Reuse, Rainwater Harvesting, Composting
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Saha Dauji, Concepts for Urban Planning Towards Sustainability and Improved Habitability: Participation of Individual, Society, and Governance, Urban and Regional Planning. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2017, pp. 25-33. doi: 10.11648/j.urp.20170205.11
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