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Mapping Cities in India
"This evolution in mapping has the potential to influence a much more significant and democratic process of urban design. Municipal agencies could collaborate with design professionals in establishing a simple and transparent process of uploading all upcoming urban design proposals onto dedicated websites.
Using satellite maps of Indian cities as a base, and layering proposed civic projects–new transport links, restoration and conservation of historic neighborhoods, landscape proposals for parks, changes in land use and zoning–over them, would enable a deeper understanding of the planning process. If coordinated efficiently among various stakeholders, this evolving documentation might reduce the redundancy of successive excavations of the same streets by the plethora of civic agencies."