How To Save Trees In Cities And Make Urban Planning People Centric

Some Ideas to Advance Public Involvement in Urban Decision Making Recently, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) received a surge of objections from people opposing the felling of hundreds of trees for the proposed steel flyover on Ballari Road and the widening of Jayamahal Road. In addition, concerns have been raised regarding the ongoing felling of trees on Kanakapura Road and Mysore Road. There is also the threat of mass felling of trees along the western corridors of

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Karnataka High Court Decision Approving Sadashivnagar-Yeshwantpur Road Widening Regressive

Revisitation of this order essential given the irrereversible and deep impacts on people’s rights to life, housing and livelihood, and the environment 18 June 2012 Downloads: Analysis: Sadashivnagar Road Widening Decision Regressive SUMMARY   A Division Bench of the High Court of Karntaka has held that the widening of the Sadashivnagar road for 6 laning is in conformance with the law, even when the public have been denied opportunity of participating in such a decision.

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Hasire Usiru: Campaign To Reclaim Bangalore’s Commons

21 May 2010 Background The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has proposed to widen 91 prime roads in Bangalore, supposedly to reduce traffic congestion in the city. At a whopping cost of Rs.8-10 crores per kilometer this project is likely to affect over 400 kilometers of prime roads in the city. The road-widening project will irrevocably alter Bangalore’s landscape, destroying lakhs of homes and livelihoods, heritage structures, and thousands of avenue trees. Likewise, it will

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Hasire Usiru: Campaign To Reclaim Bangalore’s Commons

Enthusiastic Response to State Wide protests against Regressive Amendment to the Karnataka Tree Preservation Act Forest Department Unlikely to proceed with the amendment 21 May 2009 On the eve of the World Biodiversity Day, over a hundred individuals and representatives of a wide variety of organisations from across Bangalore came together in front of Aranya Bhavan, Hq. Of Karnataka State Forest Department, to protest a proposed regressive amendment to the Karnataka Tree Preservation Act. If

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Hasire Usiru

Public Action Report on the Lalbagh Protest Written by Kanishka Lahiri 26 April 2009 Downloads: hasiruusiru-english-april26-pamphlet.html hasiruusiru-english-april26-pamphlet.pdf hasiruusiru-kannada-april26-pamphlet.pdf The citizens’ movement opposing the current plans of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) in the Southern Reach continued on Sunday morning at Lalbagh West Gate. Today’s protest march from Lalbagh West Gate to 32nd Cross, Nanda Road marked the fifth in a series of protests that was sparked by work conducted by the BMRCL on Apr

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Hasire Usiru: Campaign To Reclaim Bangalore’s Commons

Report: INTACH Avenue Road Walk – 8th February 2009 Written by Divya Ravindranath, Bhargavi S. Rao and Leo F Saldanha 8 February 2009 Downloads: intach-walk-report-080209.pdf Walking Down an Avenue between the Past and the Present 8th February 2009 Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) in collaboration with Environment Support Group (ESG) and The Avenue Road Commercial Association (TARCA) organised a Heritage Walk on Avenue Road on 8th February 2009. Twenty-five people participated

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Hasire Usiru Campaign To Reclaim Bangalore’s Commons

Report: Cycle Inclusive Planning Workshop – 31st January 2009 Written by Ms. Divya Ravindranath 31 January 2009 Downloads: bmlta-cycleworkshop-310109.pdf On 31st January 2009, a “Cycling Inclusive Planning Workshop” was jointly organized by Bangalore Metropolitan Land Transport Authority (BMLTA), EMBARQ, Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-CE), City Connect and RideACycle Foundation (RAC-F). The workshop was held between 9:00 AM -5:00 PM at the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation premises, Double Road, Bangalore. The workshop brought together concerned

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Hasire Usiru : Campaign To Reclaim Bangalore’s Commons

Report: Fantastic Response for “Campaign to Reclaim Bengaluru.” Bengaluru, 30 November 2008 Downloads: hasire-usiru-campaign-reclaim-bengaluru.docx 30 November 2008, Bangalore FANTASTIC RESPONSE FOR “CAMPAIGN TO RECLAIM BENGALURU” Campaigners Light a Candle in memory of victims of senseless attacks in Mumbai Over 2,000 people gathered on the steps of the Town Hall in Bengaluru on the evening of 29th November Saturday, in a strong statement of strength against projects the destroy lives, livelihoods and greenery in Bangalore. This

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Hasire Usiru: Campaign To Reclaim Bangalore’s Commons

Public Action: Documents, Right to Information and Correspondence with Public Officials 28 November 2008 Documents ,Road Widening FAQ’s: Common questions about road widening answered. Workshop on July 4th, 2009: “What’s Happening in Bangalore? Meeting the challenge of Protecting Lives, Livelihoods, Public spaces and Our Commons!” Download invitation. Read report.,Padayatra by the Citizens (- Sunday Apr 26, 10:30 am Lalbagh West Gate (view poster) (download PDF of poster: English – 109 KB, Kannada – 95 KB)

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Hasire Usiru : Campaign To Reclaim Bangalore’s Commons

Report of the workshop “Namma Raste: Reclaiming Bangalore’s roads” Written by Anajli Vaidya Bangalore, 19 July 2008   On 19th July 2008, a workshop on “Reclaiming Bangalore’s roads: Namma Raste” was jointly organized by Environment Support Group, CIVIC Bangalore and Alternative Law Forum. The workshop was held between 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM at Vidyadeep, Ulsoor Road, Bangalore.   The workshop had over 90 participants, ranging from representatives of traders’ associations, resident association federations, and

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Hasire Usiru: Campaign To Reclaim Bangalore’s Commons

Public Action on Road Widening Road Widening FAQ (Click here to access the FAQ and its cover page – 726 KB) 1. My house/shop has been marked [e.g.; +6 .0 m, +7.8 m] by BBMP. What does this mean? The marking on your property has been made as part of the BBMP’s survey of the extent to which your property will be required for widening the road. A marking of ‘+6.0 m’ or ‘+7.8 m’

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Hasire Usiru: Campaign To Reclaim Bangalore’s Commons

20 December 2007 Images Lalbagh Protests – April 17-26, 2009   Intach Heritage Walk on Avenue Road – Feb 8th, 2009   Pictures from Namma Raste protest on Nov 29th, 2008   Pictures from Namma Raste walk on Nov 9th, 2008   Bamboo weavers on K.R. Road affected by the Metro   Protests against tree felling in Bangalore   Images of street vendors and street life Tree felling done in the name of road widening

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Hasire Usiru: Campaign To Reclaim Bangalore’s Commons

Public Consultation on “The Road Widening Schemes of Bengaluru: Impacts and Alternatives” 20 December 2007 A public consultation on “ROAD WIDENING SCHEMES OF BENGALURU: IMPACTS AND ALTENATIVES” was jointly organised by Environment Support Group (ESG), Civic and Alternative Law Forum (ALF), public interest not for profit organisations responding to governance, planning, social and environmental justice causes. The consultation was held under the banner of HASIRU USIRU on 20th December 2007 at Senate Hall of Central

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