liveability Archive

  • What makes a good city?

    A prerequisite of a good city is mixed use neighborhoods, density and walkable streets. Let’s take examples. London, New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo are great cities for this sole reason. These cities have residential, offices, retail, hospitality all adjacent to each other and buildings are built with negligible or zero car parks. A $ 12 million apartment in New York facing Central Park where Jack Welch and David Esner have apartments has zero car parks. On the other hand Los Angeles or Phoenix is designed for the automobile with a horizontal spread. It is called the dollar a gallon gasoline architecture or as we would say Rs. 10 per litre architecture.

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  • The Urban Vision : Capture the BIG Picture
    Old City, New Urban Condition: Plenty of Parking space...Please walk on the sidewalk, not the street .....- New Urban conditionPlease walk on the sidewalk, not the street..... New Urban conditionMorning ride - Metro Station AthensEmergent Fused Grid - AthensFront Lawn Parking and devices to safeguard access.Time signature - A classic style building in transitionThe good the bad and the ugly of New UrbanismThe good the bad and the ugly of New Urbanism
  • About : The Urban Vision

    The Urban Vision is a social venture & a think-do-tank which was instituted to inspire next generation urbanization.The organization focuses on solutions driven research; advocates & consults on best practices in policy and design; facilitates public dialogue on policy choices.

    Email: info(@)theurbanvision.com

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    The Urban Vision | | Address: # 104, Blue Cross Chambers,#11, Infantry Cross Road, Bangalore – 560001 Karnataka