How To Get Ward Committees To Work For The City

A workshop organised as part of ESG’s ‘How To’ Workshop series 19 January 2018 Downloads: Report of the Workshop The transformations in our cities and urban agglomeration triggered by globalization demand a review on the various developmental paradigms. Because of this, cities are becoming fragmented spaces: gated areas for wealthy citizens, ‘abandoned’ spaces for the poor. Rights deprivation like access to clean water, adequate housing, and education is becoming concentrated in these abandoned spaces. This

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How To Get Ward Committees To Work For The City

A 2nd Workshop in the ESG ‘How to’ Workshop series 19 January 2018 ; Time: 5.30 pm to 8 pm ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070. https://goo.gl/maps/u94Ymtnt6L22 Downloads: How to Make Ward Committees Work for the City Kannada: How to Make Ward Committees Work for the City ‘How to do it?’ workshops An ESG initiative How to get Ward Committees to work for the city The workshop Facilitators

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How To Understand And Comment On The Revised Draft Masterplan (RMP) 2031 For Bengaluru

An ESG “How to do it?” Workshop initiative 16 December 2017 ; Time: 4 pm to 6.30 pm (followed by the screening of a documentary: Our Metropolis) ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070 Downloads: “How to do it?” Workshop Concept “How to do it?”: RMP 2031 ESG Workshop Poster 16122017 How to plan Bengaluru: A city for people and not for profit REVISED MASTER PLAN 2031 FOR BENGALURU

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Making Our Neighbourhoods Safe For Our Children

A workshop for all residents of Ward 198 (Hemmigepura Ward): Organised by ESG in collaboration with Enfold and BBMP 28 October 2017 ; Time: 2 pm ; Venue: Bangalore Downloads: ESG Ward 198 Workshop Invitation ESG Ward 198 Workshop Invitation Kannada (Please find Kannada version of the invitation in the pdf above or image below) Making our Neighbourhoods Safe for our Children A workshop for all residents of Ward 198 (Hemmigepura Ward) Organised by Environment

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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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#WorldWaterDay: Interview With Bhargavi Rao On Sewage Water Recycling

by RJ Vijaya of RADIOACTIVECR, MARCH 22, 2017 22 March 2017 Interview on  #WorldWaterDay On Sewage Water Recycling with Bhargavi Rao & RJ Vijaya Click this link to listen to the interview (Kannada, 45 mins):  https://soundcloud.com/radioactivecr90-4mhz/water-and-sanitation-sewage-water-recycling Other Radioactive conversations with Bhargavi that may interest you: Water & Sanitation – Discussion With Bhargavi Rao About Total Sanitation In Karnataka https://soundcloud.com/radioactivecr90-4mhz/water-sanitation-discussion-with-bhargavi-rao-about-total-sanitation-in-karnataka Interview With Bhargavi Rao About Lakes Surf https://soundcloud.com/radioactivecr90-4mhz/water-sanitation-interview-with-bhargavi-rao-about-lakes-surf Discussion With Bhargavi Rao About Usage Of Dry Toilets

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Deconstructing Notions Of ‘science Capital’ And ‘world Class City’ In The Context Of Bangalore And The Proposed ‘science City’ In Challakere

Report of a conversation with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies Director, Program on Science, Technology and Society Harvard Kennedy School John F. Kennedy School of Government 16 March 2017 ; Time: 3 pm to 5.30 pm ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, Bangalore Downloads: Invitation to a conversation with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff @ ESG Report of the conversation with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies Director, Program

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Karnataka Government Must Freeze Mass Tree Felling Till Necessary Public Review Safeguards Are In Place

Chief Minister directs Urban Development Secretary to take action 28 February 2017 Downloads: ESG Press Release: CM Directs UDD Sec to review Mass Tree Felling decision ESG Representation: UDD Secretary Urged to Stop Mass Tree Felling CM directs Urban Dev Sec to review Mass Tree Felling procedures It has been confirmed by the Tree Officer of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) that over 30,000 objections have been received in response to the Public Notice1 issued

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BBMP Proposals For Mass Felling Of Trees Illegal, In Contempt Of Court

BBMP Tree Officer Notice calling for Public Comments has to be withdrawn 10 February 2017 Downloads: ESG Rep to BBMP Tree Officer – Mass Felling Illegal 9th Feb 2017 BBMP Public Notice on Jayamahal Road Tree Felling GOK SC Affidavit in BMCIP case affirming KTCP Act Jayamahal Tree Felling Illegal, in Contempt of Court The same law applies to Steel Flyover and other Infrastructure projects as well There is an eerie feeling to the recent

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Bangalore Metro’s Efforts To Secure Ritual Clearance For Felling 300 Trees Fails: Legally Infirm Public Hearing Called By BBMP Tree Officer Cancelled

Its NOT only about trees. It’s about upholding the Honour of the Court, about making Democracy work 24 November 2015 Downloads: Joint Representation to put Bangalore Metro on Legal Track A battery of senior officials of the Bangalore Metro came to a Public Hearing called by Mr. Ranganathaswamy, Asst Conservator of Forests (Bangalore South) and Tree Officer of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike. The officials came armed with power points demonstrating that the Metro is a

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Karnataka High Court Dismisses PIL Demanding Planned Improvement Of Roads In Bangalore

Eight year old PIL seeking to protect lakhs of trees and rights of thousands of urban residents, dismissed in minutes 8 June 2015 Downloads: Release: ESG’s Road Widening Case dismissed Kannada Release: ESG’s Road Widening Case dismissed The Principal Bench of the High Court of Karnataka constituted by Acting Chief Justice Mr. Subhro Kamal Mukherjee and Justice Mr. Ram Mohan Reddy dismissed today W.P. No, 7107/2008, a Public Interest Litigation filed by Environment Support Group

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BANGALORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY POSTPONES PUBLIC HEARING FOLLOWING CALL FOR ACTION TO TELL THE AUTHORITY IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL FOR THEM TO PLAN OUR CITY

CALL FOR PUBLIC ACTION 12 November 2014 Downloads: esg-call-action-bda-rmp-2031-hearing-121.pdf UPDATE: BDA has postponed the Public Hearing on the Revised Master Plan – 2013, without citing any reason, whatsoever. It is now important that we propose to the Government of Karnataka, in particular the Urban Development Department, the procedure that has to be followed in preparing a Metropolitan Plan as envisaged in the Constitutional 74th Amendment (Nagarpalika) Act, 1992.   OUR EARLIER CALL FOR ACTION, FOLLOWING

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The Future Of Tree Protection In Karnataka

A Talk by Mr. Brijesh Kumar, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests, BBMP 15 April 2014 ; Time: 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm ; Venue: Xavier Hall, St. Joseph’s Post Graduate Centre, Langford Road, Bangalore Downloads: ESG_Tree_Act_Talk_Invitation_15042014.pdf  Environment Support Group and Department of Environmental Science, St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore invite you to a talk on The Future of Tree Protection in Karnataka With specific emphasis on tree protection in urban areas by Mr. Brijesh Kumar, IFS

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Workshop On Establishment Of Ward Committees In 198 Wards Of Bangalore Held

in compliance with directions of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka 16 January 2013 ; Time: 4.30 pm to 7.00 pm ; Venue: Student Christian Mission House, 29, 2nd Cross, CSI Compound, Mission Road, Bangalore 560027 Tel: 080 2222 3761 Downloads: Invitation to Workshop on Establishment of Ward Cmts in Bangalore Note on Context of Court directing establishment of Ward Committees Report of Workshop on Constituting Ward Committees, 16 Jan 2013   Environment Support Group,

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Bangalore Road Widening And Other Urban Transport Projects Impacted Communities Unite

BATPIC Network launched with the objective of pursuing urban transport projects that are socially just, economically viable, environmentally friendly and long lasting solutions 17 July 2012 Downloads: Statement of BATPIC Network: 17 July 2012 Statement of BATPIC Network – Kannada: 17 July 2012   Joint Statement    Summary:     ·         Over the past decade, Bangalore has seen an unsustainable rise in the use of personal modes of travel causing massive traffic jams and wastage

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Public Consultation Must In Planning And Building Metro Or Any Infrastructure Project

Unprecedented Decision by High Court of Karnataka holds Officials directly accountable for any lapse 17 December 2010 Background: Environment Support Group and ors had challenged the construction of the southern reach of Bangalore Metro as being in gross violation of the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act and other statutes in a Public Interest Litigation (WP 13241/2009). This was associated with widespread protests over the highly illegal development of the Southern Reach of the “Namma

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Public Consultation Must In Planning And Building Metro Or Any Infrastructure Project

Unprecedented Decision by High Court of Karnataka holds Officials directly accountable for any lapse 17 December 2010 Downloads: esg-pil-metro-judgement-13241-09-161110.pdf Background: Environment Support Group and ors had challenged the construction of the southern reach of Bangalore Metro as being in gross violation of the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act and other statutes in a Public Interest Litigation (WP 13241/2009). This was associated with widespread protests over the highly illegal development of the Southern Reach of

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Successful Protest Opposing Tree Act Amendment

Campaign to Reclaim Bangalore’s Commons 21 May 2010 Enthusiastic Response to State Wide protests against Regressive Amendment to the Karnataka Tree Preservation Act Forest Department Unlikely to proceed with the amendment 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

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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

Public Action Support an Appeal to Stop, Consult and Redesign Bangalore Metro 23 April 2009 Downloads: eia-metro-appeal-online-petition-edited-.doc 23 April 2009 Dear Friends, As India votes for a new Central Government, the city of Bangalore has been demonstrating democracy’s true potential by coming out in large numbers protesting the destruction of the world renowned Lalbagh and Lakshman Rao Parks by the insensitivity and lack of care for progressive planning by the Bangalore Metro authorities. Pictures of

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