Equitable and people-centered development pathway

Equitable and people-centered development builds more just, livable and inclusive urban communities and addresses poverty.

Through this pathway, local and regional governments pursue processes and patterns that support inclusive development for all and that safeguard the natural support systems for human life. They ensure that the natural and built environment in and around cities improves livability and safety, promotes human health and mitigates disease. They pursue secure and safe access to food, water, energy and sanitation for all, and clean air and soil. They create and sustain human-centered, safe, socially and culturally cohesive communities, where diversity and distinct identities are woven into the social fabric.



Urban95 Programme – Transforming Udaipur into a Infant, Toddler, Caregiver- Friendly (ITC) City

BVLeerF’s Urban 95 approach focuses on developing the city’s built environment with the perspective of a 1 to 5-year-old. Assuming the children of this age group most vulnerable and still the future of the city this approach aims to make the city safe and welcoming for all. Urban95 Udaipur introduces this approach to the city of Udaipur and aims to garner interest and support for this approach by developing pilot demonstration and tactical project interventions.

Usage of public spaces by young children

The project aims at conducting a national-level sample survey to collect and collate current data on 0-5-year-olds in the public realms and how they use public spaces with caregivers. Understand the public space utilization pattern of young children and their caregivers in Indian cities.

Young Children and Climate

ICLEI SA is conducting a study ‘Young Children and Climate’ in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhi Nagar, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) with support from the Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF).

The study aims to review the existing situation and landscape of young children and climate action and associated issues, challenges, and barriers; analyze the climate impacts on the open spaces and parks, street, health, neighborhood, and spaces around ECD services (including access and built environment) particularly with reference to young children and their caregivers; priorities of climate action plan and how if it all young children and their caregivers are considered.

Realising DReAMS

Begun in January 2010 under the EuropeAid Programme of the European Union, ‘Realising DReAMS for South and Southeast Asian Local Authorities’ works with local and regional governments from five Asian countries and two European local governments, with support from the European and Asian offices of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.

Supporting Urban Sustainability

The Supporting Urban Sustainability (SUS) program brings together stakeholders from cities to engage in collaborative learning on urban development. The SUS program combines context-sensitive collaborative learning methods with content based on ecosystem services for poverty alleviation (ESPA) and reflexive governance. The project will be conducted in Guntur, Thimphu, and Rajshahi. It will be an extension to the Realising DReAMS project being conducted in three South Asian cities and will take into consideration indicators being monitored under Realising DReAMS.

Service Level Benchmarking of Indian Cities

Rapid urbanization has put intense pressure on Cities, their infrastructure, and the natural environment. Given the magnitude of the problem faced by Indian cities in terms of poor, inadequate, and failing infrastructure related to urban housing for the poor, water supply, wastewater management, solid waste management, public lighting, and other facilities, the Government of India has given priority to the development of public infrastructure and is supporting various programs and projects including the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) to implement city level infrastructure development projects.

Habitation and Town planning services for R&R Commissionerate

ICLEI South Asia Southern Center in Hyderbad is assisting the Resettlement & Rehabilitation Commissionerate (R&R) of the Ministry of Irrigation & CAD, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, in developing infrastructure planning guidelines for their proposed R&R Colonies. This Commissionerate is responsible for monitoring and enabling the process of establishing R&R colonies for families displaced due to the execution of irrigation projects.

Preparation of Smart City Mission plan and proposal for Panaji, Goa

The Panaji Smart City initiative was launched on 14th Oct 2015 in Panaji, Goa in the presence of the Hon. Deputy Chief Minister of Goa, Shri. Francis D’Souza, the Hon. MLA – Panaji Constituency, Shri. Sidharth Kuncolienkar, and the Hon. Mayor Corporation of the City of Panaji, Shri. Shubham Chodankar, including other leading experts and citizens from the city. Smart City Mission focuses to build convergence, more than ever, to better leverage the opportunities available under national programs such as AMRUT, HRIDAY, Housing for all, Swachh Bharat Mission, and all other programs connected to social infrastructures such as Health, Education and Culture. The project involves the preparation of the Panaji Smart City Proposal based on the mission guidelines and through an extensive citizen consultation process.

Operationalization of “Nexus” Approaches in Metropolitan Regions

The objective of the project is to identify mutually beneficial responses from the inter-linkages between a minimum of two sectors (water, energy, food) and provide an informed and transparent framework for determining trade-offs to meet demands without compromising sustainability and exceeding environmental tipping points.

PROMotion of Inclusive, Sustainable Growth and Diversity to Strengthen Local Governments (PROMISE)

The European Union-funded project aims to improve the Urban Local Government’s capacity to perform as development actors for improving local quality of life in an inclusive manner. The project supports local authorities/governments to create, enable and institutionalize equitable and inclusive governance mechanisms, with an aim to support the development of smart and sustainable growth in cities.

Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY)

The Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, launched the National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme on 21st January 2015, with a focus on the holistic development of heritage cities. The scheme aims to preserve and revitalize the heritage city to reflect the city’s unique character by encouraging an aesthetically appealing, accessible, informative, and secured environment.

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