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Webinar: Neighbourhood Improvement Plan


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Neighbourhood improvement initiatives are not a new concept in India. These initiatives look at neighbourhood improvement in an integrated and comprehensive manner. The webinar will discuss various initiatives such as road safety design and street signage that can be taken up at the neighbourhood level in an integrated manner. Furthermore, various steps that can be taken to make the planning process participative and the plan implementable will also be discussed. The webinar will also include how the neighbourhood improvement plans can become a significant planning tool for our neighbourhoods, once it is integrated into the standard urban planning framework.

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Webinar: Neighbourhood Improvement Plan

  1. 1. Neighbourhood Improvement Plan Case : HSR ,ward no 174 Presenter : Sudeept Maiti
  2. 2. •Presentation of the HSR Neighbourhood Improvement Plan •Panel discussion •Questions from audience The agenda
  3. 3. Provisions for safe pedestrian crossings are often overlooked while designing for automobiles
  4. 4. The HSR NIP project
  5. 5. Ward area: 6.98 Population: 60749 WHY: •Neighborhoods such as these have high concentration of car- ownership, wide roads which tends dominate the landscape. •Lack of pedestrian and cycling infrastructure results in less people on the streets and therefore increase in issues of safety and security The changes HSR is undergoing T O D A Y T O M O R R O W Y E S T E R D A Y The starting point
  6. 6. Developing a vision
  7. 7. Design Parameters Neighbour- hood green cover Parks Drain lines Streets Streets Defining the goals
  8. 8. Identifying key decision Points For vehicles For Pedestrians Pedestrian and vehicular signage Neighbour- hood green cover Use of paving patterns Reworking existing signage infrastructure
  9. 9. Green pocket series Interventions along drains Green corridor interventions Parks Drain lines Streets Neighbour- hood green cover
  10. 10. 3m clear walkway 2m clear walkway Recreational route Signalized pedestrian crossings Pavement bulb-outs & zebra crossings Raised mid block crossings Recreational route For recreational routes Signalized pedestrian crossings For commuter routes Neighbour- hood green cover
  11. 11. Bus stops Parks Schools Markets Dedicated lanes Prioritized lanes High bus service level corridor Bus feeder corridor Existing city trunk services Interchange points Neighbour- hood green cover
  12. 12. Neighbour- hood green cover
  13. 13. Planning to implement from the part…..
  14. 14. The Master plan … the whole.
  15. 15. 17th Cross Gyan Shristi School 19th Main Pedestrians beginning to use the space Better organization of vehicular movement The positioning of the curb stones Defining the goals
  16. 16. The HSR NIP process
  17. 17. Consolidating the process 1 2 3
  18. 18. Consolidating the process Bus stops Infrastructure Road safety Security for the aged and children Protection form the weather Cycle track More trees Parks 1 2 3 Residents of Iblur village With parents With agencies
  19. 19. Consolidating the process Proposal area 1 Proposal area 2 Proposal area 3 1 2 3
  20. 20. Consolidating the process Discussions with traffic police departments Conversations with the MLA Conversations with the RWAs 4 5 6
  21. 21. Consolidating the process Distribution of information pamphlets Exhibition of proposals Official Launch of the proposals 5 6 4
  22. 22. Consolidating the process State govt. State govt. BBMP Stakeholder company Corporator Residents Master list of proposals Junction improvement Foot paths Cycle tracks Signage Trees Toilets Benches Other components Other components Corporator 5 6 4 Multiple financing sources
  23. 23. Jan 2013 Stakeholder meeting for initiation of project April 2013 Demonstration proposal March 2013 Completion of ground studies May 2013 Stakeholder meeting to present demonstration area proposal October 2013 Finalization of master list of proposals July 2015 Budget for cycle track and walkway improvement sanctioned Budgets for other projects ? Dec 2014 Proposed completion date for DPR? Incorporate smart city systems, the next step? Jan 2014 Public Event for initiation of project May 2014 MOU signed for signage proposals We are here BBMP elections The progress so far….
  24. 24. The Panel discussion
  25. 25. The panel discussion What are the critical components to be considered, while planning for an NIP? Question 1 :
  26. 26. The panel discussion How do you make the NIP process a participative one? Who are the people you need to involve and how do you take it forward in terms of financing? Question 2 :
  27. 27. The panel discussion What are the critical challenges faced by neighborhood planning today and how do you think neighbourhood Improvement plans might be the way forward? Question 3 :
  28. 28. The panel discussion How do NIPs start becoming an effective planning tool? What is the current scenario today in neighbourhood administration and how will NIPs help change it? Question 4 :
  29. 29. The panel discussion There is a lot of conversation of making Indian cities ‘smart cities’. What do you think could be the roles played by NIPs in this context / what do you think the next steps for NIPs are? Question 5 :
  30. 30. Questions from the audience
  31. 31. Thank you