Global goals. Local solutions.
Choices made today may lock in the city’s future for a century, The City Fix says.
Tolls on cars entering the city center may be the only way to alleviate gridlock that turns Bangalore into a rush-hour parking lot, Urb.im reports.
The bizarre occurrence sparked concerns about the level of flammable pollutants being dumped into a city lake, the Bangalore Mirror reports.
The I Got Garbage website matches trash scavengers with homes, apartments and businesses to ensure that refuse is sorted for recyclables, Urb.im reports.
As Bangalore grapples with congestion and pollution, an update to its master plan offers an opportunity to promote dense, transit-oriented development, Urb.im reports.
A socially conscious business founded by idealistic Australians empowers Indian entrepreneurs to market solar lamps to slum dwellers, according to the United Nations.
Cities in Africa, South America and Asia provide financial support, guidance and education to unemployed youth, according to an Urb.im blog item on the Huffington Post.
In Bangalore and other cities in the state of Karnataka, streets are too congested for full-size ambulances, reports the Times of India.