Spotlight on livable cities, Part II: The Changing Mechanisms of Planning

Shipra Narang Suri| November 23rd 2016|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES|Tags: , , , , |

Shipra Narang Suri

Shipra Narang Suri

Dr. Shipra Narang Suri is an urban planner with a Ph.D. in Post-War Recovery Studies from the University of York, UK. She is a Vice-President of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), responsible in particular for technical cooperation and projects. She is also co-Chair of the World Urban Campaign, and Vice-President of the General Assembly of Partners.
Shipra Narang Suri

What do cities in India need to be more livable? In the four part series "Spotlight on livable cities", ISOCARP Vice-President Shipra Narang Suri aims to answer this question by approaching it from various angles, giving examples from different areas of urban planning. In this second part, she talks about urban building master plans, the land housing market in India's cities and the urban poor.

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Governance and accountability – building partnerships with the urban poor

Michael Slingsby| July 21st 2016|Categories: STRENGTHENING CITIES AS ACTORS, STRENGTHENING PARTICIPATION, STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIPS|Tags: , , |

Michael Slingsby

Michael Slingsby

Michael Slingsby has been working in Asia for forty years with DFID, UN-Habitat and UNDP on projects that build partnerships between local government and urban poor communities to improve city and community level infrastructure and support social and economic development programmes. He has long term working experience in Sri Lanka, India, Cambodia, Vietnam and Bangladesh. He retired from UN-Habitat as their Country Representative in Afghanistan. He subsequently worked as a consultant at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India and for the past four years he has been working as an adviser to the Urban Planning Division at the Yangon City Development Committee on capacity building, participatory urban development and urban poverty reduction.
Michael Slingsby

In the international context, public private partnerships are gaining more and more relevance. To avoid leaving the urban poor behind in these processes, many Asian cities have established community driven partnerships to promote inclusiveness.

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