Health & Environment
There is a strong connection between public health and transport planning and it often goes unrecognized. In developing countries like India, the health impacts from transport are particularly significant. The health impacts vary from exposure to air pollutants to impacts on traffic safety and accidents, and the extent to which they encourage (or discourage) physical activity. Active transportation, which includes either walking or cycling as a daily mode of transport has been associated with increased physical activity and fitness levels throughout the day and good metabolic and cardiovascular profiles.
In 2016, WRI India was empaneled as a National Training Entity in the field of Town Planning by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. This empanelment places WRI India within a roster of premier national technical and non-profit organisations that have been officially recognised for their excellence in the fields of urban development and capacity building. As a National Training Entity, WRI India works with multiple states towards furthering the goals of various urban missions such as Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Smart Cities.
Today, about 32 percent of India's billion plus population lives in cities. By 2030, this figure will increase to 40 percent. We need scalable solutions for smart urban growth now. This presentation shares 10 key ingredients for creating smart cities in India.
The infographic shows gated community projects in Bangalore that are either completed, ongoing or upcoming, mapped against the railway line and major road networks in the city.
The Safe Access Manual is EMBARQ India’s latest publication and offers recommendations to develop safe access to mass transit stations in Indian cities. An investment of 15 billion USD has already been made across various cities to develop mass transit infrastructure such as metro rail and bus rapid transit. Improving access to mass transit in India can serve multiple objectives—provide safe, affordable and sustainable commuting options, create vibrant public spaces and serve its communities’ needs.
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