Urban Development

Urban Development

For the first time in history, more than half the world’s population lives in urban areas. Over 90 percent of urbanization is taking place in the developing world. Rapid urbanization, if not well managed, will increase poverty and slums. An estimated more than one billion people currently live in urban slums in developing countries. Cities need to prepare to absorb the demographic growth to minimize the expansion of slums. Closer collaboration is required. Urbanization is not exclusively a challenge for cities. Addressing the new urban agenda will take a new level of cooperation across all tiers of government. Properly managed urbanization can help climate change agenda. Today, an estimated 70 percent of greenhouse gases emissions come from cities. The design of denser, more compact cities will result in more energy efficient cities, and also reduce travel time and costs for urban residents and businesses.

Keeping the cited points in mind Balivara OFFER has always given equal importance to Urban Development and planning to prepare more viable programmes for the changing time. After satisfactory completion of Halisahar project and Kanchrapara project the Society has plunged to implement another project at Naihati. Six numbers of WSHGs have been imparted training on JDP of Naihati Municipality.