Delhi is more dense and safe to live then New York: Re­port

Accommodation Times - - Delhi - By Staff Re­porter

In­dia’s cap­i­tal Delhi is one of the most prom­i­nent city to leave, earn and spend less on pub­lic trans­port and feel safer, states a re­search re­port pre­pared by London School of Eco­nomics and Deutsche Bank's Al­fred Her­rhausen So­ci­ety. Delhi has scored bet­ter over ci­ties such as New York and London and other ma­jor ci­ties in their study. Delhi has high av­er­age den­sity of built up area, nearly twice the lev­els of wider New York metro area de­spite the In­dian cap­i­tal's rel­a­tively low-rise ur­ban land­scape, a re­search re­port pre­pared by London School of Eco­nomics has said. "Com­par­ing Delhi's ur­ban dy­nam­ics to the eight other Ur­ban Age ci­ties - London, Bo­gota, La­gos, Tokyo, New York, Is­tan- bul and Berlin- high­lights that de­spite the cap­i­tal's rel­a­tively low-rise ur­ban land­scape, it has an ex­tremely high av­er­age den­sity of built up area of 19,698 peo­ple per square kilo­me­tre. "This is nearly twice the lev­els for wider New York metro area (which at 11,531 peo­ple/sq km in­cludes high-rise Man­hat­tan), the re­search re­port which was re­leased to­day said. The re­port also said Delhi scores well in hav­ing a very low level of vi­o­lent crime mea­sured by the mur­der rate (homi­cides per 100,000 peo­ple), than New York and Istanbul. The re­search has been car­ried out in prepa­ra­tion of the two-day con­fer­ence on Ur­ban Age 'Gov­ern­ing Ur­ban Fu­tures' which started here to­day. The con­fer­ence is be­ing or­gan­ised by 'LSE Ci­ties' at the London School of Eco­nomics and Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence and Deutsche Bank's Al­fred Her­rhausen So­ci­ety in part­ner­ship with the Na­tional In­sti­tute of Ur­ban Af­fairs (NIUA). Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Deutsche Bank AG Co-Chief Ex­ec­u­tive An­shu Jain said, "To­day, ci­ties ac­count for 2 per cent of the world's land­mass but pro­duce 80 per of global wealth. Over the next 30 years, one third of the world's eco­nomic growth will be gen­er­ated in the top 100 ci­ties." Quot­ing the McKin­sey Global In­sti­tute re­port, Jain said, "In­dia needs to build the equiv­a­lent of a new Chicago ev­ery year for the next few decades to sus­tain its growth." "That's why the In­dian gov­ern­ment's '100 Smart Ci­ties' ini­tia­tive is so im­por­tant," he added.

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