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Blog Past: Better City, Better Life

August 7th, 2011 · No Comments

I wrote this a year after a visit to China:

That is the slogan one can see all across Shanghai. Efforts are on to make cities greener and much better in every aspect. China has been building new cities at a frenetic pace over the past 10-20 years. India has done little on that front.India needs to start looking at life in its cities. Delhi has gotten a lot of money thanks to the Commonwealth Games. But most other cities languish. Urbanisation is inevitable – and it is something which has to be encouraged.

In the next 10-odd years, the number of people living in urban areas in India is likely to double. What is the quality of life we are going to have if we are not going to start thinking of upgrading our infrastructure and creating dozens of new cities from scratch across the country?

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