“Vision for A Sustainable Ahmedabad” 

Organized by Institute for Transportation and Developmental Policy (ITDP) and Urban Management Center (UMC)-ICMA South Asia in collaboration with Institute for Transportation and Developmental Policy (ITDP) in association with Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) under Our Cities Ourselves, a global collaborative programme of Institute for Transportation and Developmental Policy (ITDP).

Date: 2nd October 2011
Venue: AUDA auditorium
















AmdaVadmA is about encouraging people to believe in themselves and their ability to make a difference in our community. We aim to create environment where people are exposed to new and alternate thinking, a diversity of voices, and new opportunities.

In December 1979, VIKSAT-NFD launched a magazine "AmdaVadmA". It acted as a forum for discussion on developmental issues of the city.

Ahmedabad's Parking Puzzle: ideas for sustainability

On 7th October 2011 at CEE Ahmedabad campus, a consultation was conducted with various stakeholders of the city over sustainable solutions for parking in the city. The event focussed on principles of parking policy, challenges in enforcement and management of parking rules, issues of equity and right of space for varied activities and parking, and opportunities for reform. Case studies of India and Europe were shared with the participants.

CEE, along with CEPT and ITDP celebrates Ahmedabad's first PARK(ing) DAY

On 16th September 2011, Centre for Environment Education (CEE) in collaboration with Institute for Transportation and Developmental Policy (ITDP), Bakeri Urban Development Private Limited (BUDPL) and Centre for Environmental and Planning Technology (CEPT) University students conducted the Park(ing) Day for the first time in India. It was organized near Vijay Cross Roads, Navrangpura. On either side of the road, the stages were set up by the CEPT students.

The objective was to celebrate the value of high quality public spaces and equitable street design in the city. Coupled with effective parking management, such initiatives can help City reduce traffic congestion and pollution.

Two of the places near Vijay Char Rasta were designed by the students of CEPT in such a way that demonstrates its use for a socially equitable place of interactions. The effort was to engage citizens in the precincts of the selected site to participation in an interactive way.The atmosphere were bubbling with enthusiasm and dynamism. Students and SAYEN members both worked away willingly and with full fervor to celebrate this event. more...





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