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31 record(s) found in 'Sustainable Habitat'

Sustainable site planning, water and waste management, use of low energy and environment friendly materials, use of renewable energy systems and several other aspects have significant importance in any green building rating system, says Ms Mili Majumdar, Director, Sustainable Habitat, TERI.

The need for robust institutional, physical and social infrastructure is crucial to sustenance of a city and its hinterland that support the burgeoning population, says Ms Mili Majumdar, Director, Sustainable Habitat division, TERI.

GRIHA is working towards addressing these challenges to enable developers to operate with ease, says Ms Anshula Kumar, Project Officer, Sustainable Habitat Division, TERI.

The e-rickshaw operations have provided all the specific clues and answers to the puzzles associated with feeder transport planning in the metro cities, which many of us have not been able to answer for years, says Ms Akshima T Ghate, Fellow, Sustainable Habitat division, TERI.

Ensuring sustainability of urban services for a burgeoning urban population should be the core of the smart cities, says Ms Mili Majumdar, Director, Sustainable Habitat, TERI.

As electric vehicles appear only as a partial solution to the quest for clean mobility, climate change mitigation and energy security, a holistic evaluation is essential while developing a roadmap for introduction of electric vehicles, say Ms Akshima Ghate, Fellow, and Ms Megha Kumar, Research Associate, Sustainable Habitat division, TERI.

It is critical that we examine the social linkages of transport systems and internalise these relationships in our planning, says Ms Akshima T Ghate, Fellow, Sustainable Habitat division.

About a decade back, the Government introduced vehicle emission standards on the basis of Mashelkar Committee on Auto Fuel Policy that laid down the road map for gradual tightening of emission norms up to 2010, says Mr Shri Prakash, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

It is critical to take help of advanced climate modeling techniques to predict future impacts and redefine urban planning processes and strategies based on such studies, Ms Mili Majumdar, Director, Sustainable Habitat, TERI.

The Railway Board also functions as the Ministry of Railways, leading to a conflict of interest between the regulatory and policy-making bodies. So long as this is not resolved, no ‘authority', be it to monitor tariff or safety, can function effectively, says Mr Shri Prakash, Distinguished Fellow, Sustainable Habitat division, TERI.

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