Expectations from Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) – 2041
The State of the Cities – #CityConversations with Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay on Expectations from Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) – 2041 by Dr Rumi Aijaz
Greetings from the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi!
On behalf of the Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS), IMPRI, and Indrastra Global, we invite you to
The State of the Cities
#CityConversations with Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
Dr. Rumi Aijaz is working as Senior Fellow at Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in New Delhi, & is an Associate Member of the Institute of Town Planners, India (ITPI). He has studied geography, regional & urban planning, & urban governance.
At ORF, Dr. Aijaz has developed the Urban Policy Research Programme, which is now in its 12th year. During this period, he has established research collaborations, & written on numerous topics including peri-urban regions, smart cities, air pollution, & rainwater harvesting. His articles, chapters & books have been published by Indian & foreign publishers.
His recent co-edited book “Regional Planning for Sustainable Landuse in India” was launched & presented at the World Urban Forum in 2020.
Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Associate Professor, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan; Senior Fellow, IMPRI
About the Talk – Expectations from Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) – 2041
The development of Delhi that we see today has been guided by a series of master plans. These plans are based on comprehensive work done by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), as the effort is to ensure favourable outcomes post-implementation. The vision is to make Delhi “a global metro, & a world-class city”, with its citizens enjoying a good quality of life, & all future growth absorbed in a planned manner.
The period of the previous master plan notified in 2007 for the perspective year 2021 is coming to an end, & the Delhi Master Plan for 2041 is under preparation. When we see Delhi today, a mixed scenario prevails, i.e., in between pockets of planned development, informal growth & spatial inequalities have creeped in, & housing, mobility, infrastructure & environment issues are prominent.
In the backdrop of policy & planning strategy followed by DDA in the 2021 master plan, this talk will highlight emerging planning challenges and offer additional ideas for the planned development of India’s capital city. It is expected that the discussion will generate rich inputs for use in the upcoming master plan.
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