MPC
Feb 02 2017
PEOPLE REACT TO BDA'S MASTER PLAN
Leo Saldanha
An informal citizen meeting explored the possibilities of a proactive engagement with planning/governance of Bengaluru, in view of preparation of revised master plan for the city.
Aug 12 2015
POINTERS FOR CANDIDATE MEET
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News Desk
If a residents' group wants meet BBMP candidates, and gauge their capabilities, commitment and integrity, here are some pointers.
Sep 20 2014
COURT-MANDATED RULES OF ADMINISTRATION
Vivek Vaidyanathan
If the court is compelled to poke its nose in all civic issues, what's the use of government? Doesn't it indicate lack of good governance?
Sep 16 2014
MPC MEMBERS CHOSEN FROM BBMP
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Shree D N
Alright, you are the mayor of Bangalore, i.e. the official head of city government. Yet, you cannot get into the city’s new metropolitan planning committee, but your fellow councillors can! That’s the state government’s slap in the face for you!
Sep 16 2014
Blog: Ideas at Work
18 corporators of BBMP became members of the first Metropolitan Planning Committee of the Bangalore region. This is an important and hard-won step forward in getting a proper planning body for the city. There are many drawbacks in the way the MPC...
Sep 16 2014
BANGALORE METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
The state government is finally setting up a Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC) for Bangalore, that too, only after a High Court directive! But a deep dive into the MPC set up exposes its unconstitutional spirit.
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Sep 05 2014
METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMITTEE ELECTIONS ANNOUNCED
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Shree D N
MPC sounds like Maths-Physics-Chemistry to most of us! But it is actually the long-pending Metropolitan Planning Committee that has to plan Bengaluru. Your daily life might change in the long-term because of this. And Akrama Sakrama regularisation might finally see the light of the day!
Jul 12 2014
WARD COMMITTEE POWERS
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Shree D N
If Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake keeps his promise, rules and laws would be amended to give more power to citizens in urban governance.
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Jul 11 2014
SKY-SCRAPER CONROVERSY
News Desk
Increased floor space index without taking into account the infrastructural constraints in the form of adequate roads, water, electricity and civic services will sound a death knell to the city, say the citizens.
Mar 08 2014
IDEAS AT WORK
Ashwin Mahesh
When the country was formed after Independence we had a Central government, and the state governments were formed quickly after that. However, much of 'local' administration was not in a third tier, but simply controlled by the Centre and State itself...
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Dec 04 2013
Blog: Like a Lake
Press release on the "Namma Kere, Namma Bengaluru" Workshop (provided by Save Bangalore Lakes Trust) Bangalore today is sitting on a silent time bomb of depleting and degrading quality of sources of water. One of the solutions lies in restoration...
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Nov 26 2013
COMMENTS ON NEW PLANNING WING
T R Raghunandan
Former IAS officer critiques new Planning Authority bill: Where is the Mayor in this committee?
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Nov 25 2013
PLANNING BENGALURU
News Desk
This text has been copied from Karnataka Rajyapatra (Karnataka Gazette) and published as it is.
Nov 22 2013
COMMENTS ON MPC DRAFT RULES
C N Kumar
The draft rules for new planning authority for Bengaluru should be open for public to comment for one more month, says C N Kumar, an RTI activist.
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Nov 22 2013
FEEDBACK ON MPC NOTIFICATION
Kathyayini Chamaraj
City think tank points out flaws in city planning bill. Top issues: Planning is not linked to budget; No public consultation in planning.
Nov 21 2013
TOWARDS BETTER PLANNING
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Shree D N
Bangalore is supposed to get Metropolitan Planning Committee in place as soon as possible. But the question is, does the proposal address the concerns that led to the formation of this body.
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Nov 19 2013
METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMITTEE NOTIFICATION
Ashwin Mahesh
The long-awaited Metropolitan Planning Committee draft notification is out. What does this lack? Here's an opinion.
 
 

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