Planning Needed For Mall Boom In India

<p>As shopping centers and malls boom in India, a recent seminar looks at how to plan their development in a sustainable way.</p>
February 6, 2007, 5am PST | Nate Berg
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"With the city firmly in the grip of ‘mall-eria' and new arcades and ‘gallerias' mushrooming right, left and centre, the need to get the planning, design and management of shopping centres right was never more imperative."

"A three-day national seminar on shopping centres - The City Bubble - Bazaar and Built Environment, organised by think-tank body Centre for Built Environment (CBE), attempted to provide critical inputs on sustainable retail design, with senior architecture students and developers the core target audience."

"From energy-saving and right illumination, to indoor air quality and building management systems, vehicular and pedestrian traffic outside and inside the mall as a major element in design - myriad issues were discussed at the conclave."

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Published on Monday, February 5, 2007 in The Telegraph
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