What needs to be looked at?

Governance Now - - URBAN PLANNING -

• A re­gional plan that strength­ens both ur­ban and ru­ral ar­eas. The plan needs to also look at tier 2 and tier 3 cities and vil­lages

• Cities need to look at ver­ti­cal growth. It can be as sim­ple as hav­ing five-storey build­ings. They are a good scale as they en­sure de­cent level of den­sity and the re­sources and in­fra­struc­ture such as drainage and floors can be up­graded to ac­com­mo­date peo­ple

• Barcelona is a good ex­am­ple that fol­lowed ver­ti­cal ex­pan­sion. They have built few 20- or 30-storey build­ings, but the uni­form den­sity of the city is main­tained at four-storey or five-storey build­ings. This can be a model for cites like Chen­nai

• Ex­pan­sion and re­de­vel­op­ment should be area/lo­cal­ity spe­cific

• Ex­pan­sion should be car­ried out keep­ing the city’s her­itage value in­tact

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