India's Vision For An Urban Future

For decades, Indian political leaders turned their attention towards the rural population. Today, a new focus on urbanization is attracting Japanese partners to develop "eco-towns" along a rail line.

From Forbes: "The pilot schemes initially follow the route of the new Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) between Mumbai and Delhi. The towns will be modeled on Japan's own Kitakyushu Eco-Town, designed with integrated transport systems and for low energy-usage, minimizing pollution and maximizing recycling. Each pilot scheme is to cost an estimated $10 billion."

Forbes reports that 'the issue of urban planning has come to the fore."

Thanks to Wana Azam

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