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March 26, 2014 by

In comparison to other major cities in the country, Pune has been fairly progressive in its approaches to slum development. The in situ slum redevelopment project at Yerwada in particular, has been among the noteworthy instances of participatory planning efforts … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 by

Over 75% of funds provided to the city of Chennai under the JnNURM’s “Basic Services for the Urban Poor” component went towards constructing houses in Perumbakkam, a resettlement colony on the outskirts of the city located near the existing resettlement … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 by

The increase in urban population has led to problems of land and housing shortage, congested transit, and severely stressed civic infrastructure. Under the JnNURM (Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission), 65 Indian cities had an opportunity to bridge this infrastructure … Continue reading

August 28, 2012

(Cross posted on Terra Urban: http://terraurban.wordpress.com/) On July 21, 2012, the Transparent Chennai team kickstarted our work on slums and informal settlements with a workshop on slum history. We had nearly 100 people attend the meeting, including members of slum-based … Continue reading

June 20, 2012

Interview with Section Manager I Mr. Subramanium of the Land and Estates Department, Chennai Corporation, 6 July 2012 We were directed to Mr. Subramanium, a section manager within the Land and Estates Department, by Mr. T. Anbalagan, Assistant Commissioner of … Continue reading

December 20, 2011

It is six years since the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission became official on Dec 3, 2005. These were expected to be the six defining years for India’s urban landscape. JNNURM gave rise to a million new hopes and … Continue reading

November 16, 2010

I came across this article in Times of India today: Sewage system improvement at Rs 42 crore CHENNAI: The Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) has prepared a blueprint to improve the sewage system in the city at … Continue reading