Building a Sustainable New Delhi by 2050

Architects and planners in New Delhi are collaborating to create three new visions of the city, all based around the concept of sustainability.

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March 11, 2011, 5:00 AM PST

By Nate Berg


The team is looking to recreate the city to handle its fast growth rate in the coming decades, with their plans aimed at building a sustainable New Delhi by 2050.

"These architects, mostly from the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) in New Delhi, have started an initiative called Vision 2050 through which they intend to create three different models of Delhi. This project is a non-governmental effort and is carried out in collaboration with a company from the Netherlands, called Dutch Design Fashion Architecture, and the country's embassy in India. What makes the initiative unique is that for the first time these models will be based on people's aspirations and on what they think Delhi should be like in 2050. Most Indian cities are planned by a closed group of experts, and generally, the design is thrust upon the city without any consultations with its people.

Vision 2050 is being undertaken with the guidance of Anne Feenstra, a Dutch architect and a visiting faculty member in the SPA. It is the first project of its kind to make the word "sustainable" the core element in city planning."

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