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03 Oct, 2020

Jaya Dhindaw, Director, Integrated Urban Planning, WRI India Ross Center points out - “There is a real need for more public spaces. The existing ones are already very crammed. Public spaces could be explored inside institutions with large landholdings and big campuses, such as schools, colleges and the likes of the Indian Institute of Science. The existing local parks should be open for the public the entire day, closing only during the night. More people can be accommodated this way. More neighbourhood parks and open spaces, accessible by walk and cycling, are critical even from a mental health perspective."
 

02 Oct, 2020

Redesigning safer and healthier urban spaces for young people is the subject of a recent study by Nikita Luke, Rohit Tak, Ariadne Samios and Claudia Adriazola-Steil from the World Research Institute (WRI). 

02 Oct, 2020

Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) strengthens its conservation efforts for the Hussain Sagar, and is working on installing a floating barrier line at the Picket nala to stop the flow of floating garbage into the lake. To this end, a tripartite agreement has been signed between the HMDA, WRI India and DESMI to set up the barrier line for cleaning floating solid waste from the Picket drain near Hussain Sagar (KIMS dam area) as a pilot demonstration project.

24 Sep, 2020

Around 60,000 children die in road accidents in India every year, many of them as pedestrians.In Gurugram, outside Delhi, WRI India found that many children were afraid of walking and biking to school, despite a desire to do so, while parents and teachers had high levels of stress about the daily journey to and from school.  In a study in Mumbai, WRI India used a "photo-voice" method to gather direct feedback from children on their experience of a school area to better understand how to help them safely experience and navigate their streets.

23 Sep, 2020

Three busy traffic intersections, witnessing multiple fatalities in the past, have undergone major makeovers and turned pedestrian-friendly. “A large unutilised space in the middle of the junction was converted into a universally accessible refuge plaza. Besides pedestrian safety, this plaza also helps streamline traffic,” said an expert from World Resources Institute India, which has tied up with the BMC for transforming junctions under the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety.

22 Sep, 2020

The e-ticketing app of Delhi government''s Transport department is expected to cover all 6,600 public transport buses by the first week of November, Transport minister Kailash Gahlot said on Tuesday. Gahlot said features like its usage by non-smartphone users to buy tickets and issuing of daily and monthly passes are being incorporated into the app, that has completed its second phase trial.