Chandigarh Professional & Town Planners Discussed Agendas For Smart Cities
At an event organised by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi, over 60 professionals and town planners discussed development agendas for smart cities, urbanisation challenges and infrastructural concerns.
“21st Century Smart Cities: The New Development Agenda and Reforms”, was held in collaboration with the Punjab regional chapter of the Institute of Town Planners India (ITPI) at its building, in Chandigarh.
Registrar, RERA, Rajasthan, and former chief town planner, Rajasthan, revealed how the state government was working on providing affordable housing under the Mukhya Mantri Jan Awas Yojana. He briefed on the grievance redressal, penalties, fee structure and exemption for promoters, agents and applicants.
Director, Sustainable Buildings and Habitat Programme (SBHP), drew the new urban agenda in line with the sustainable development goals, as mandated by several national and state policies like National Action Plan for Climate Change, National Energy Policy, Smart Cities Mission, AMRUT, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
To influence planning and building practice in the state of Punjab, he highlighted the need to embed energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in building code and effective enforcement.
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