This Technical Study will examine the URDPFI Guidelines and Model Building By-Laws from a strategic perspective through the ‘resilience lens’ and the SDG 11 and SDG 9 to recommend inclusion/modification to enhance resilience in city planning at operational levels. The Study will examine the concept of ‘city resilience’ – largely focusing on the physical infrastructure because provision of this is a public responsibility and the cornerstone of planning – through study of examples from the rest of the world, especially European cities. The study will consider current planning norms in juxtaposition with globally accepted resilience approaches and suggest improvements/alterations to existing norms. It shall also include best practices in the context of India – EU cooperation on urban development. A few sample Indian cities may be chosen, and practical suggestions prescribed for those cities.
The baseline study for Sustainable Tourism in Leh has been commissioned as part of the strategic collaboration amongst the cities of Leh - Farkadona/Trikala/Meteora under the European Union International Urban Cooperation (IUC)-India program. The study represents the key deliverable of the Urban Cooperation Local Action Plan for the city of Leh. The report has been based on secondary research, stakeholder consultations, case studies and review of recommendations.
The report summarises the metropolitan lab organised with the city of Bhubaneswar conducted over two days, the workshop combined global perspectives on ‘Resilient Metropolitan Planning’ by Mr. Pedro Ortiz, an internationally renowned urban planner, with local perspectives from authorities in Bhubaneswar by groups representing, environment, housing, transportation, social and productive activities. The workshop delivered an implementable project list for the Bhubaneswar metropolitan region to achieve its vision in a resilient and sustainable manner.