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  • Sabarmati Riverfront Development
    Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    Ahmedabad is located on the banks of sabarmati River that serves as the city's lifeline. It is a major source of water from the city due to regular release of water from Narmada Canal upstream. The waters of the river were used for sacred and socio-religious activities since centuries, and its...

  • Smart City Walkthrough: Jabalpur

    This video about Jabalpur Smart City takes one through the envisioned journey of Area Development. It shows the changes expected to  Ranital lake, incubation centre, sports cluster, Gol Bazar etc.

  • Lake Beautification: Vadodara

    This video displays the tirumph of the city of the Vadodara in restoration and revitatization of the lost water bodies.

  • Udaipur: Smart City of Lakes

    The video was presented during the National Workshop on Accelerating Implementation of Urban Missions: AMRUT and Smart Cities held at Vigyan Bhavan on 08th December 2017.

    This video is a testimony for the various imrpovements made in the city of Udaipur. Some of the initiatives made in...

  • Rejuvenation Of Lakes – Udaipur
    Rejuvenation Of Lakes – Udaipur In India Smart Cities: Success Stories from Mission Cities. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    In the recent past, Udaipur has taken multiple steps to abate pollution of the lake and beautifcation of the lake vicinity, some of the prominent steps being:
    • The sewage discharge points closure and commissioning of sewage treatment plants
    • Prohibition of idol immersion in the...

  • Riverfront Development – Indore
    Riverfront Development – Indore. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Riverfront Development is a key initiative of the city in ABD area of Indore Smart City. The Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has started riverfront development work of Kahn River under the Smart City project. The frst phase of development of riverfront would be done from Rambagh Bridge to...

  • Revival of Mangasagar Lake_ ACCCRN
    Revival of Mansagar Lake, Jaipur: A Case study In Urban Climate Change Resilience Strategy Projects in ACCCRN Core Cities. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2016.

    The aesthetic importance of water bodies be it natural or man-made, is well established. Their significance in urban landscape is even more since water bodies like lakes, reservoirs, ponds act as sponge in the event of heavy rainfall spells, recharge aquifers or augment raw water availability at...

  • Urban solutions 8
    Building with Nature In Urban Solution, Issue 8. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2016.

    The late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister, once said, “A blighted urban jungle of concrete destroys the human spirit.” This issue of Urban Solutions, with a special focus on “Building with Nature”, explores how nature enhances a city’s liveability.

    Our experts set the...

  • River restoratation
    Speed, Robert, Li Yuanyuan, David Tickner, Huang Huojian, Robert J. Naiman, Cao Jianting, Lei Gang, Yu Lili, Paul Sayers, Zhao Zhongnan et al. River Restoration: A Strategic Approach to Planning and Management. Paris, France: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2016.

    This book has been drafted as part of an extended dialogue that took place between 2012 and 2015, between a team of international experts led by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and a Chinese policy team led by the General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design (GIWP...

  • Review of waterfront guidelines
    Yildiz, Dr Reyhan, Prof. Dr. Nihal Senlier, and Burcu İmren Güzel. "Sustainable Urban Design Guidelines for Waterfront Developments." In 2nd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium., 2015.

    Today, studies on urban coastal areas, is increasingly attracting more interest from academics and urban managements and becoming the main theme of the planning. Regarding the planning and the sustainable development of coastal areas, natural landscape, protection and development of historical...

  • Design comparison for waterfronts
    Yildiz, Dr. Rehyan. "Sustainable Urban Design Guidelines for Waterfront Developments." In 2nd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium, edited by Prof. Dr. Nihal Senlier., 2015.

    All over the world, planning for the development of coastal areas, design and ecological shortcomings are emphasized significantly in the literature. In this context; the failure to provide the integration between urban and coastal areas and functional deficiencies in the use of coastal areas,...

  • Wedg Waterfronts
    Shape Your Waterfront, How to promote access, resiliency, and ecology at the water’s edge. Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MEA), 2015.

    The Waterfront Alliance created the Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG) program to answer a simple question: How do we create the best possible waterfront? WEDG seeks to answer that question by promoting good design that results in resilient, accessible waterfronts that allow us to live...

  • Urban Solutions 5 CLC
    World Cities Summit 2014 In Urban Solutions, Issue 5. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2014.

    Oxfam recently reported that 85 individuals control as much wealth as the poorer half of the world’s population, or 3.5 billion people. These startling figures come in the wake of rising inequalities of wealth and income in both developed and developing countries.

    Inequality is a hot...

  • Lake Conservation and Mangement
    Conservation and Management of Lakes- An Indian Perspective. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, 2010.

    Government of India opertionalized National Wetland Conservation Programme (NWCP) in closed collaboration with concerned State Government during the year 1985/86. Under the programme 115 wetlands have been identified till now by the Ministry which requires urgent conservation and management...

  • Smart Growth for Coastal and Waterfront Communities
    Smart Growth for Coastal and Waterfront Communities. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2009.

    This guide begins with an overview of some of the challenges and opportunities that communities along the water face. Ten sections follow, one for each of the smart growth coastal and waterfront elements. Each section begins with a description of what smart growth looks like and how it may be...

  • National Lake conservation Plan
    Guidelines for National Lake Conservation Plan. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, 2008.

    Ministry of Environment and Forests has been implementing the National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP) since 2001 for conservation and management of polluted and degraded lakes in urban and semi-urban areas. The major objectives of NLCP include encouraging and assisting state Governments for...

  • Sabarmati Riverfront Development
    Sabarmati Riverfront Development. Ahmedabad, India: Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation Limited.

    This presentation provides a brief overview of the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project and its underlying vision and objectives.