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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 Tree Felling 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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

What’s Happening In Bangalore?

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Meeting the challenge of Protecting Lives, Livelihoods, Public spaces and Our Commons Written by Anjali Vaidya and Anitha Sampath 4 July 2009   A full-day, public workshop entitled “What’s Happening in Bangalore? Meeting the challenge of Protecting Lives, Livelihoods, Public spaces and Our Commons!” was held on Saturday, 4th July 2009, organized by Environment Support Group (ESG), Hasiru Usiru and… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »