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BARCELONA Can the idea of superblocks improve city living? 22 June 2016 by JLL Staff Reporter

Can the idea of superblocks improve city living? 22 June 2016 by JLL Staff Reporter Image credit: Shutterstock How do you solve a problem like traffic, noise and pollution in our growing cities? For the Spanish city of Barcelona, the answer could lie in the creation of ‘superblocks’. Under the plans, the Catalan capital intends to restrict traffic to a

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OFFICES IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS GIVE ‘SLEEPLESS NIGHTS’ TO LOCALS

OFFICES IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS GIVE ‘SLEEPLESS NIGHTS’ TO LOCALS Friday, 20 May 2016 | Sapna Singh | New Delhi South Delhi residents are deeply upset with mushrooming of commercial offices in residential areas. Deepika Tuteja — architect and resident of South Delhi’s Saket E Block who aims to build first green block in the Capital — said apart from vehicular

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Abuse and climate change killing Yamuna

Abuse and climate change killing Yamuna Juhi Chaudhary ,  05.06.16 A photographer’s journey down the Yamuna in Delhi captures the extent of climate change effects, abuse and encroachments Collecting plastic bottles and packets from the Yamuna for recycling Yamuna, India’s second longest river, rises in the Garhwal Himalayas, where climate change is affecting the availability of water. The flow in the

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Kolkata’s heat islands show increased intensity

Kolkata’s heat islands show increased intensity Dhruba Dasgupta ,  29.06.16 A rapid loss of green cover, more vehicles on the roads and massive pressure of urbanisation are contributing to the negative change in microclimate in most cities in India The urban heat island effect in Kolkata is causing concern. (Photo by John Hunter) From leafy residential neighbourhoods such as Alipore

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